Re: [Emerald] Username/Password characters

David Routh ( )
Thu, 21 Oct 1999 12:44:46 -0500

At 10:42 AM 10/21/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>David Routh wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Since we have moved to Emerald/RadiusNT we've thought about allowing longer
>> lengths in usernames and passwords... before when we were on UNIX we
>> limited both to 8 letters, no other characters.
>> Can we safely allow say up to 12 characters in both and if so what
>> additional characters, etc. can we allow? Do dashes (-) work?
>> Are there any characters, digits, etc. we should avoid?
>Emerald and RadiusNT itself don't care. However, you might want to
>check your mail server and make sure it likes those kind of characters.

Thanks. I also wondered about the other mail servers that we talk to...

I guess I was hoping there was some standard on this but then if there
is/was I'm sure MS and others through it out the window...

I think we'll play it safe for now.

Thanks, David

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