Issue entering passwords containing special characters

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  • Issue

    In English-language operating systems, using a password that contains special characters with the smis command does not work in a Windows environment. This issue has not been tested with non-English operating systems.

  • Cause

    In Windows, the following characters, plus any spaces, are considered special characters and cause password input to fail if the password is not enclosed in quotation marks:

    , & ' < > ; | = ^ "

  • Corrective action

    If a password contains spaces or special characters, enclose it in double quotes (" ") when you use it in the smis command. Note that the quote character (") is a special character and should never be used in your password.

Issuing passwords with special characters

smis add 1.2.3.4 Administrator "pass word"

smis add 1.2.3.4 Administrator "pass&word"