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Status Delivered
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 24, 2020

IBM VM Recovery Manager needs to accept special characters in HMC passwords

There might be some low hanging fruit for this issue.
Does the HMC password you are trying to use contain any special characters?
There is an APAR that addresses that issue but the fix is not yet available.
The work-around is to change the HMC password to not contain "@", "#", "$" or other similar characters.
In the case which led to the APAR, the error was the same.
Let me know and in the meantime, I will continue to review the snap.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Dec 10, 2020

    It is delivered with VMRM 1.5.0

  • Guest
    Sep 25, 2020

    APAR IJ26352 (closed FIN) addresses the documentation regarding this issue:

    The documentation update will inlude an example command similar to the following which allows you to add the HMC when the password has special characters:
    # ksysmgr add hmc e17vhmc1 login=hscroot password="abc'$''#'123" ip= site=

    (basically this encapsulates the special characters in single quotes)

    This RFE is for a code update which will allow the ksys to handle adding an HMC with special characters in its password internally.

  • Guest
    Sep 25, 2020

    There is a fix for the root password containing special characters as well. No password field should ever be required by a product to become less secure. This request should apply to all password fields in the product.