Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Vibe 3.2 problems with special characters?

I'm not sure where the issue lies here, the client or Vibe, so I'll throw
this out there to see if anyone has run into this problem. I have a user
with a + sign in their password. If he tries to log in from either his
Android phone or his Android tablet, he gets a bad password error. Using a
different browser on the tablet, he was able to get logged in. Using my
Android phone, he was also able to get logged in.

Are there any known issues with Vibe not supporting certain browsers for
special characters in passwords? I don't think he had the problem with Vibe


Todd Bowman
Senior Network Analyst
University of Minnesota Physicians

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Re: Vibe 3.2 problems with special characters?


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Re: Vibe 3.2 problems with special characters?

Yes, you're right. Same issue here with a '§' character. Found this:

'6.2 Character Restrictions in Usernames and Passwords

Do not use extended characters or double-byte characters in Novell Vibe usernames and passwords.
This includes usernames and passwords that are synchronized from an LDAP directory into Vibe.
This limitation is caused by the open source Spring Security (
spring-security/site) that Vibe uses for authentication, in combination with the various authentication
methods—both basic authentication ( and
form-based authentication (—used by
single sign-on products such as Novell Authentication Manager, by Web services, and by WebDAV.
Only ASCII characters are properly interpreted in all combinations.'


Extremely frustrating for anyone using strong passwords...
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