User Password Maximum Length/accepted characters?
What is the maximum password length for the default user account (admin/pfsense)? Specifically for 2.1.3 Release x86
Not sure of the limit but I'm using 20 chars (KeePass).
Thanks. I guess it's just a trial and error process? I'm doing something along the same lines (LastPass) and wanted to use a nice, large password.
One Issue I've noticed is some devices (BIOS-level) and some sites simply truncate long passwords instead of warning. The over-length password will be accepted and truncated without any warning. The password entry to gain access will also be truncated, again without warning. I guess the lesson is to drop a character from your password and see it is still accepted, or rejected as it should be.
It's probably 128 characters: "Its total length must be less than _PASSWORD_LEN (currently 128 characters)." http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=passwd&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=FreeBSD+8.3-RELEASE&arch=default&format=html