MySQL User Password Characters


#1

I am trying to reset a MySQL user password and am wondering if there are some rules about characters that are not being expressed.

The password I want has a less than and greater than sign in it and it seems as it the password field is stripping out anything that looks like an HTML tag. Is that true?


#2

That doesn’t surprise me. In UNIX the less than/greater than characters redirect input and output.

-Scott


#3

Thanks for the reply. I found out that the password still does work with the less/greater than signs. The web panel page that displays the current password for the user does not escape the characters, but they are still there in the HTML source.


#4

Nice to know. As I look into it, it’s looking like there’s a way to escape non-standard characters in PHP so they’re accepted.

-Scott