ExtremeSwitching (EXOS)

  • 1.  Illegal password characters in XOS?

    Posted 05-11-2015 14:23
    Are there illegal password characters in XOS? As an example, I had been trying to change a password on a Summit running 15.2.1.5 to k&4D#hE$w(Wf but the switch responds as below after entering that PW at the "New Password:" and "Reenter password:" prompts and the PW isn't changed.

    * Summit-CV-Core.5 # config account smithj
    Current user's password:
    New password:
    Reenter password:
    Error: not well-formed (invalid token)

    Password policy on the Summit is as follows:
    Password Max. age : None
    Password History limit : 4
    Password Min. length : 8
    Password Character Validation : Disabled
    Accts. lockout on login failures: Disabled
    Accounts locked out : No



  • 2.  RE: Illegal password characters in XOS?

    Posted 05-11-2015 14:31
    Stephen,

    I just tried the same password on a new account 15.7 and it worked fine. I will try this on a later version of code and let you know, in this case I created a new account "bill" and my password policy looks as follows:

    RDU-EBC-BDX8-2.2 # sh accounts password-policy---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Accounts global configuration (applied to new accounts on creation)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Password Max. age : None
    Password History limit : None
    Password Min. length : None
    Password Character Validation : Disabled
    Accts. lockout on login failures: Disabled
    Accounts locked out : No
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    User Name Password Password Password Password Flags
    Expiry Max. age Min. len History
    Date Limit
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    admin None None None ---
    user None None None ---
    bill None None None ---
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Flags: (C) Password character validation enabled, (L) Account locked out
    (l) Account lockout on login failures enabled
    RDU-EBC-BDX8-2.3 #
    :



  • 3.  RE: Illegal password characters in XOS?

    Posted 05-11-2015 14:37
    I just tried the same PW on a switch with 15.3.1.4 and it worked fine. I tried removing the "&" in the PW and that was apparently the conflicting issue with 15.2.


  • 4.  RE: Illegal password characters in XOS?

    Posted 05-11-2015 14:40
    Agreed.. Just tried it with 15.3 and it worked too... Hope all is well with you.

    Bill


  • 5.  RE: Illegal password characters in XOS?

    Posted 05-11-2015 15:02
    Hi Stephen, Bill,

    This is known issue resolved by CR xos0051121.

    "Existing account password cannot be changed if password string contains '&' or '<' special characters."

    Fixed in EXOS 15.1.5, 15.2.4, 15.3.2, 15.4.1 and later.


  • 6.  RE: Illegal password characters in XOS?