What characters are allowed in an Internet/HTTP password

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem

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.

Symptom

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.


Cause

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.

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Document information


More support for:

IBM Domino

Software version:

8.5.3, 8.5.3.1, 8.5.3.2, 8.5.3.3, 8.5.3.4, 8.5.3.5, 9.0

Operating system(s):

AIX, AIX 64bit, IBM i, Linux, Linux iSeries, Linux xSeries, Linux zSeries, Solaris, Windows, Windows 64bit, i5/OS, z/OS

Reference #:

1651749

Modified date:

2014-11-26

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