Illegal password characters in XOS?

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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
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Official Response
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.