I am using the Community Containers
When updating the admin password via the command line:
docker-compose ... --user=admin --new-password=mynewpassword
I have encountered that, in some occasions, the provided password is not accepted by gvmd when I try to interact with it afterwards.
Authentication failure for 'admin' from unix_socket
After some thorough testing I came up with the conclusion that some characters are currently not supported in this scenario. Plus, I found this bugfix.
My question is:
Is this requisite (character set limitation for passwords) explicitly written in the documentation? If so, where?
Thank you in advance for your answers.
You can find the documentation here: 9 Managing the Web Interface Access — Greenbone Enterprise Appliance 22.04.15 documentation
No limitations to the type of characters apply.
I did some quick tests with a lot of obscure UTF-8 characters and could not reproduce any problem.
Can you provide further details regarding which characters you think are not supported?
In addition, does the problem also occur when you create a user directly in the web interface?
Last but not least, did you assign a role to the user? If it is a custom role, does it have the correct permissions (see the documentation linked above)?
Does adding double-quotes around the password help? I’m trying to remember back to a similar issue I had and not sure whether it was resolved by adding qouble quotes.