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    Default Case-sensitive

    I inadvertently learned that passwords are not case-sensitive here. I've never seen this before. Is this really a good idea?

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    I'm in no way a *nix-ologist but no, that would not be a good idea.
    That being said, all my passwords are all case-sensitive and I can't imagine why yours wouldn't be as well....

    Thanks for posting your observation, I'll be anxiously watching to see what the more experienced think.

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    chief sealth wrote:
    > I inadvertently learned that passwords are not case-sensitive here. I've
    > never seen this before. Is this really a good idea?


    how in the world did you pick this forum to post to? it is not a help
    forum and you have to scroll down for 15 years (or seconds) past all
    the help forums to get to this one which says in an internationally
    understood lingo: Forums Comments/Suggestions - Comments and/or
    suggestions about the openSUSE forums

    so, first: what is your suggestion or comment about these forums?

    second: passwords are *absolutely* case sensitive in a default
    installed openSUSE...so, one three things has happened:

    1. either your system has been damaged by a faulty install: did you do
    this http://tinyurl.com/yajm2aq before install attempt? *or*

    2. your system has been recently damaged by an update or something you
    did as root (but, i can NOT imagine what file (or how many different
    files) has been changed..

    3. have you checked around for a root kit hidden in the cracks
    somewhere???

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    Default Re: Case-sensitive

    Hm, my thought at reading this on this place was: is the Forums password case insensitive (he said: here)?
    Henk van Velden

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    On Wed, 19 May 2010 17:31:21 +0000, DenverD wrote:

    > how in the world did you pick this forum to post to?


    Because it seems he's asking about the forums password, not the passwords
    in openSUSE.

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    On Wed, 19 May 2010 16:06:01 +0000, chief sealth wrote:

    > I inadvertently learned that passwords are not case-sensitive here. I've
    > never seen this before. Is this really a good idea?


    Most of the forums I have looked at use case-insensitive passwords
    because adding case-sensitivity to the picture tends to increase support
    calls.

    Since the password ties back to the www.novell.com user store, here we
    just use what the settings are there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    Most of the forums I have looked at use case-insensitive passwords because adding case-sensitivity to the picture tends to increase support
    calls.
    I've never heard of this before. Seems like a bad idea, just in principle if nothing else.

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    On Wed, 19 May 2010 19:06:02 +0000, chief sealth wrote:

    > hendersj;2166882 Wrote:
    >> Most of the forums I have looked at use case-insensitive passwords
    >> because adding case-sensitivity to the picture tends to increase
    >> support
    >> calls.

    >
    > I've never heard of this before. Seems like a bad idea, just in
    > principle if nothing else.


    I've been doing identity-related security stuff for years - case-
    sensitivity is a relatively recent development in password security (in
    general). It doesn't surprise me that many forums opt not to use it
    because it's a leading cause of password-related issues.

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    Jim Henderson wrote:
    > Because it seems he's asking about the forums password, not the passwords
    > in openSUSE.


    AH! _that_ password!

    heh, since i use (mostly) nntp i had forgotten about it..

    sorry 'chief'..

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    Default Re: Case-sensitive

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    Jim Henderson wrote:
    > Because it seems he's asking about the forums password, not the passwords
    > in openSUSE.


    AH! _that_ password!

    heh, since i use (mostly) nntp i had forgotten about it..

    sorry 'chief'..
    That's all right, I'll save your advice. Could turn out to be useful.

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