01-07-2013 05:45 AM
We are running HP-UX 11.31 and have setup sudo for users to access certain functions on the server..
We had a user set his password using the @ character in the password...
He had no issues with logging into the server, but when using the sudo command the password
authentication would fail...
Does sudo itself restrict the use of certain special characters in the password that are not a
restriction for the OS ??
01-07-2013 06:29 AM
The @ symbol is a restricted character that shouldn't be used for unix passwords. It will fail if you attempt to login via the console as well.
01-07-2013 12:00 PM
>Does sudo itself restrict the use of certain special characters in the password that are not a restriction for the OS?
Hmm, I wouldn't believe that sudo would do this. Normally the problem with logon password and "@" and "#' is the getty config. And after you have logged on, your ~/.profile would change erase and kill to more reasonable values.
01-09-2013 02:49 AM
Systems password's length is only 8 characters.
I hope, He might be used "@" beyond the character limit. so when he logins to the system, it accepts only the first 8 characters.