problems whith accented characters
aland at deployingradius.com
Thu May 29 14:58:34 CEST 2008
Gianfranco Ferrini wrote:
> I have problems with accented characters (and other like ç)
> in user passwords.
... when you don't use UTF-8.
> When I try to autenticate with
> Username guest
> Password università
> I have this result:
> User-Name = "guest"
> User-Password = "universit\340"
\340 is hex 0xE0, which is not a valid UTF-8 character.
> Usually I use ldap for authorization but to become simpler
The LDAP module enforces the LDAP specification on strings, which is
that they are UTF-8. Any character that is not UTF-8 is replaced with a
hex equivalent (=e0), as defined by the specification.
> I put the account in user file:
> guest Cleartext-Password := "università "
Which should work, because the "users" file doesn't care about UTF-8.
It just does string matching.
> As you can see ( User-Password = "universit\340")
> it sems like arrive at freeradius a wrong carachter:
No. The character is 0xE0 (\340), and is not UTF-8. So it is not
printed as 'à', because it is not valud.
> I try this autentication whith the software ntradping test utility
> on a windows XP system with a italian keyboard.
Tell the XP system to use UTF-8, and not ISO-8859, or some other
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