What characters are allowed in an Internet/HTTP password
Customers find that when using certain characters as an Internet/HTTP password that they cannot log into Domino via a browser but can log in through their Notes client with the same password.
As an administrator you have set up a policy that synchronise your Users Notes and Internet password but find that while the user's can log into their Notes client with their password they cannot log in via a browser with the same password.
Upon investigation it was found that the user had used local punctuation characters in their password.
While local punctuation characters can work as part of a user's Notes password IBM only supports the use of Alphabetic and Printable US ASCII characters, excluding control characters, in an Internet/HTTP password.
It should also be noted that the password cannot begin with a left parenthesis character as mentioned in http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21098828
Resolving the problem
Change the user's password to contain only legal characters.
More support for:
Software version: 8.5.3, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 9.0
Operating system(s): AIX, IBM i, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS
Reference #: 1651749
Modified date: 26 November 2014