Special characters allowed in Siteminder Password Policies
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Special characters allowed in Siteminder Password Policies


Article ID: 226665


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SITEMINDER CA Single Sign On Agents (SiteMinder)



When running a Policy Server, what are the special characters allowed
in Password Policies ?




At first glance, all of the UTF-8 characters are allowed. There's a
known issue which is fixed on Web Agent 12.52SP1CR11 when using
Advanced Password Services (APS) (1).

More, as per documentation, User Stores are required to be configured
for UTF-8 (2).
And from the same page above, note that User Store on different vendor
version are required to support UTF-8.


Additional Information



    Error : Password with currency symbols £ or € not working in APS

      There are several components (Browser, Web Server, Tomcat Application
      Server and Advanced Password Services APS code itself) in the flow
      that could impact if UTF-8 character is accepted or not.



    Web Browser Requirements for MBCS URLs

       Web browsers must be able to send requests to Web servers that
       serve resources in UTF-8 format [...]

       Send requests in UTF-8 format.