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Ticket #14917 (assigned)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

SVN and SourceForge account passwords aren't both UNIX type

Reported by: williwaw-cirse Owned by: ctsai
Keywords: ENGR NF-2012 Cc:
Private: no


SourceForge allows non-UNIX type passwords when registering, but if you use one, you can't use SVN.
Maybe would it be best to inform guest registering if their password are UNIX compatible or not.
Took me a long time to figure out why I couldn't connect SVN but could connect SourceForge with my account.

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by ctsai

  • keywords PEND added; UNIX SVN account password removed
  • owner set to ctsai
  • status changed from new to assigned


Could you clarify what you mean by "UNIX compatible"? Perhaps an example password? (Not the one you used of course).

Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

Changed 3 years ago by williwaw-cirse

I'm not sur if it's because of UNIX compatible characters but here is an exemple :
I register on SourceForge with "I'm the cheshire cat." as password, no error is thrown when using the website but it won't let me connect to SVN.
However, if I change the password to just "cheshire", I'll be able to use both website and SVN.

Changed 3 years ago by ctsai

  • keywords PEND removed

Changed 3 years ago by ctsai

  • keywords ENGR NF-2012 added

I'm escalating this to our engineering team here: http://sourceforge.net/p/allura/tickets/2012/

Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

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