Acceptable characters for server accounts

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What are the acceptable characters to use when creating a user accounts on a server?


The acceptable characters for user accounts are:

  • Alphabetic (a-z, A-Z)
  • Numeric (0-9)
  • Hyphen
  • Underscore
  • Period

Using other characters (i.e @, %, #, !) to create accounts may result in errors and failure of services for those specific user accounts. This includes remote POP retrieval authentication as well as Internet domain names on the server.

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Messaging Applications Lotus End of Support Products Lotus Foundations Branch Office Linux 1.1

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