Can't create a new user. Password is not accepted.

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Can't create a new user. Password is not accepted.

Postby mgordon » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:58 am

I've got Joomla 3.8.0 and now I can't create any new users.
Even though I have entered a decent password I get an error saying that the password has to be at least 1 character.
I get the same fault from the admin panel or front panel.


Here is the exact error message:

Warning

Password does not contain enough symbols. At least 1 symbol is required.
Invalid field: Password


If I add a user through the admin panel and don't give the user a password, the user is created without any password.
If I then try to change the users password I get the same error message again.

Warning

Password does not contain enough symbols. At least 1 symbol is required.
Invalid field: Password

I don't have any issues logging in to or out of the admin panel using my regular super user account.

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Re: Can't create a new user. Password is not accepted.

Postby toivo » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:20 am

That is not an error, it is a feature.

Go to Users - Options - Password Options and set the options the way you want:
    Minimum Length
    Minimum Integers
    Minimum Symbols
    Minimum Upper Case
However, it is worth keeping the length and complexity of passwords at a secure level.
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Re: Can't create a new user. Password is not accepted.

Postby mgordon » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:29 am

I got the standard setting here.

Maximum Reset Count 10
Reset Time 1
Minimum Length 6
Minimum Integers 1
Minimum Symbols 1
Minimum Upper Case 1

I have tested with various passwords and lengths of passwords. 1-5 digits I get in addition the message that the password is too short.
If Integers are missing I get this error in addition,
If Symbols are missing I get this error in addition,
If Uper case letters are missing I get this error in addition.
If the password fills all requirements I get only the error message stated in the topic.


toivo wrote:That is not an error, it is a feature.

Go to Users - Options - Password Options and set the options the way you want:
    Minimum Length
    Minimum Integers
    Minimum Symbols
    Minimum Upper Case
However, it is worth keeping the length and complexity of passwords at a secure level.

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Re: Can't create a new user. Password is not accepted.

Postby mgordon » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:36 am

SOLVED !

This must have been some kind of database bug. I changed the Password options, went back to the user manager and changed the password on the user I had problems with and didn't get the error. Seems as if the minimum password length was both read and not read at the same time. COuld it have to to with the character set ? I had to change that recently because of the site being in Norwegian, and the database had a missmatch with the charachter set for the language set in Joomla. ?????

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Re: Can't create a new user. Password is not accepted.

Postby Per Yngve Berg » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:43 am

The correct is utf8mb4_unicode_ci. Does your database support it?

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Re: Can't create a new user. Password is not accepted.

Postby mgordon » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:33 pm

Yes, no problem. Got a half a dozen domains on the same web hotell. It was just this one that didn't have the right character set. Biggest issue with changing the character set was that all my products in my virtue mart webshop stopped showing, and I had to enter everything again. LOL

Per Yngve Berg wrote:The correct is utf8mb4_unicode_ci. Does your database support it?


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