Description

If you try to log in to BoKS Password Manager with an account that has a password longer that 8 characters, you will receive an error message:

Login failed. Please check that you have entered the correct username and password/passcode.


Resolution / Workaround

This problem is fixed in BoKS Password Manager version 7.0.

For BoKS Manager version 6.7, this is fixed by installing hotfix HFBM-0091.

For earlier versions, you can modify the TCL code as follows:

In both ${BOKS_lib}/pwm/public/alogin.form and ${BOKS_lib}/pwm/public/login.form change:

psw {
SET password {}
LINE password 8 p
pwm_js_kbd_focus password
}

to

psw {
SET password {}
LINE password 72 p
pwm_js_kbd_focus password
}

After this, restart BoKS and users with longer passwords will be able to log in.

Please note:

The default setting in BoKS has the default maximum password length at 8 characters. Setting longer passwords will not be allowed, but imported passwords could be longer. To allow longer passwords you can view and modify this setting in FCC in the Domain tab:

Or, using the command line program bksdef:

To check what the current setting is:

BoKS # bksdef |grep "Maximum UNIX password length:"

Maximum UNIX password length: 8 characters

To set:


BoKS # bksdef -M 30
BoKS # bksdef |grep "Maximum UNIX password length:"
Maximum UNIX password length: 30 characters


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Last Modified On: June 28, 2019