[p4] long passwords
Tony Andrew Kennah
tonykennah at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 9 17:33:52 PDT 2008
Matt - Thats correct, passwords are truncated to 16 characters, I've logged
a job with Perforce about this one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Craighead" <matt.craighead at conifersystems.com>
To: <perforce-user at perforce.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2008 11:50 PM
Subject: [p4] long passwords
> Some experiments I've just run seem to suggest that Perforce truncates
> passwords longer than 16 characters back down to 16 characters before
> storing or comparing them. Is this correct? I don't see anything in
> the user or administrator docs talking about a maximum password length.
> I can put in whatever garbage I want after those first 16 characters in
> password, and it doesn't seem to make a difference.
> Note: this does *not* apply to tickets, where all 32 hex digits appear to
> be significant (and in fact even changing uppercase to lowercase hex
> will give you an error).
> I'm also seeing some particularly unusual behavior with >16 character
> passwords via the p4api, but I haven't entirely figured out what is going
> yet, so I'll refrain from speculating as to what the issue is.
> Matt Craighead
> Founder/CEO, Conifer Systems LLC
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