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Re: Valid characters in username and password?

--On Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:39 PM -0400 Jeremiah Martell <inlovewithgod@gmail.com> wrote:


   That helps. I'm also interested in how this relates to looking up
usernames with a filter. Let's say I want to look up "bob", so I
search for "(|(cn=bob))". And I get a hit. Well, what if I want to
lookup something bogus like "tr)@*(((D=+-JK34" Those parentheses,
stars, and equal signs will mess up my ldap filter if I plug them
right in:

Valid search filter

The above filter is somewhat silly. What are you or'ing it with? :) A better filter would just be:


Invalid search filter

You still don't need the "or" in the above filter.

Something like:


is probably closer (but not necessarily correct, I didn't test it).


Quanah Gibson-Mount
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Stanford University
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