Item1236: foswiki has problems with "special" characters in usernames (e.g. +)

Priority: Urgent
Current State: Closed
Released In: 1.0.4
Target Release: patch
Applies To: Engine
Reported By: FlurinRindisbacher
Waiting For:
Last Change By: KennethLavrsen
Version and configuration

Version: Foswiki-1.0.0, Wed, 07 Jan 2009, build 1876, Plugin API version 2.0

{LoginManager}: ApacheLogin

{Register}{AllowLoginName}: is enabled

We are using Apache with mod_auth_ntlm_winbind to authenticate against active directory.

Our Login-IDs constists of DOMAIN+uid For my case WikiUsers has the entry FlurinRindisbacher - DOM+fri


After creating or editing a topic my WikiName isn't displayed. Instead there's "DOM_2bfri" Foswiki replaces the + sign with _2b and therefore the Login-ID is not mapped to my WikiName.

For testing i inserted a second Line to WikiUsers with "FlurinRindisbacher - DOM_2bfri" and now my WikiName is correctly displayed on my topics.

-- FlurinRindisbacher - 10 Mar 2009

Hi there, Patch 1.0.3 seems to have resolved our problem. i'm therefore settings this item to "no action required"

Something for your download page: I think its too hard to find the actual foswiki version. The download Page shows only the 1.0.0 Version and the patches 1.0.1 / 2 / 3 can only be found through searching... <-- why is this?

For the patches i would create them without a directory so the users have only to copy the tgz file into their foswiki directory and issue tar xzf path.tgz at the moment extracting the tgz create a new directory Foswiki...

-- FlurinRindisbacher - 12 Mar 2009

I decided to hide the 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3 before they became public because we found severe errors in them. So keep an eye for 1.0.4 and upgrade when it is available.

And thanks for helping testing the 1.0.1-1.0.3 range for us. We need people like you to get the quality high

I put this in waiting for release so I remember to put it in the 1.0.4 release note. After all it is a bug that was fixed since 1.0.0

-- KennethLavrsen - 12 Mar 2009

ItemTemplate edit

Summary foswiki has problems with "special" characters in usernames (e.g. +)
ReportedBy FlurinRindisbacher
Codebase 1.0.0
SVN Range Foswiki-1.0.0, Thu, 08 Jan 2009, build 1876
AppliesTo Engine
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 1.0.4
Topic revision: r5 - 19 Mar 2009, KennethLavrsen
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