Re: Issues with £ character in passwords

Isaac Boukris iboukris at
Wed Feb 11 16:11:53 CET 2015


On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 4:00 PM, Alan DeKok <aland at> wrote:
> On Feb 11, 2015, at 8:46 AM, Mark Keyte <Mark.Keyte at> wrote:
>> We have recently noticed that authentication is failing when users are
>> using the £ sign character in their password (and also § found on
>> macbook keyboards) - it seems to work fine with other characters -
>> !"$%^123&*()_+-=[]{};'#:@~,./<>?\| for example.
>   i.e. ASCII.
>   The problem is a hard one to solve.  The MS-CHAP standards don’t actually say what format the passwords should be in.  So implementations have chosen different paths… not all of which are compatible.

I'd also suggest to try FreeRadius V3 - see related email thread:

Isaac B

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