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From "David Sean Taylor (JIRA)" <jetspeed-...@portals.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (JS2-555) Unable to use Unicode (UTF-8) in user names and passwords
Date Mon, 24 Jul 2006 17:56:14 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JS2-555?page=all ]

David Sean Taylor resolved JS2-555.
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    Resolution: Fixed

patched applied and tested with 5.5 and 5.0.30

> Unable to use Unicode (UTF-8) in user names and passwords
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: JS2-555
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JS2-555
>             Project: Jetspeed 2
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Security
>    Affects Versions: 2.1-dev
>            Reporter: Thorsten Berger
>         Assigned To: David Sean Taylor
>         Attachments: 2nd_patch-utf8-in-username-password(js2-555)--Tomcat55.txt, patch-utf8-in-username-password(js2-555).txt
>
>
> Currently, it's not possible to use utf-8 characters in usernames and passwords.
> In my case, some of our users reported problems with their passwords as they used some
very common german characters.
> I will attach a patch for Jetspeed2 on Tomcat 5.0 and 5.5. However, I could not verify
the behaviour with Tomcat 5.0. The patch is working fine with Tomcat 5.5.
> The patch solves the problem by:
> - setting UTF-8 as character encoding in LoginProxyServlet (let me know if you'd prefer
looking up the character encoding in the MediaType of the Agent's CapabilityMap)
> - setting UTF-8 as character encoding in tomcat's FormAuthenticator valve (configured
in jetspeed's context.xml)
> It would be great if this patch could find its way into the next 2.1 release ;)
> Regards, Thorsten

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