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password same as username causes problems

asked 2014-08-23 17:16:52 +0200

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This is issue #213 at

The Sage notebook allows a user to set the password the same as her username.

However, if the user tries to login using this username/password combination, then the login is denied.

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What is the question ?

FrédéricC gravatar imageFrédéricC ( 2014-08-24 21:15:35 +0200 )edit

I think it's more of a bug report, which is fine.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2014-08-25 16:48:45 +0200 )edit

I think it is a good idea to not allow "trivial" passwords. However, it is then important that the system disallow weak passwords in the "Settings" page. Question: Can someone suggest a patch?

kapilhp gravatar imagekapilhp ( 2014-08-28 06:25:01 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-08-31 08:07:15 +0200

Recent patch kapilhp/patch-1 attached to #217 for sagemath/sagenb repository on github fixes this issue.

The problem was with the settings page which did not apply the same validity checks to the password that were applied by the login page.

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