[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #45100: Allow white space in password

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Wed Oct 17 18:28:17 UTC 2018

#45100: Allow white space in password
 Reporter:  3Lancer                 |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement             |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                  |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Login and Registration  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion             |     Focuses:

Comment (by apmarshall):

 Just to clarify, because the language of the original post and of
 @mukesh27 's reply were ambiguous to me:

 I am understanding this to be a report that WordPress currently (1) allows
 a user to have whitespaces in their password, (2) trims those whitespaces
 out, and (3) that this means that leading white spaces can be used to
 bypass password length requirements. In other words that this is reporting
 current behavior (a bug), not proposing a new behavior. Is that correct?

 Follow-up questions, to clarify the impact of this bug:

 What happens if the white-space is in the middle of the password. For
 example "123 abc"? Does the trimming of the white space truncate the
 password at "123" or does it compress it to "123abc" without the space in
 the middle?

 Similarly, do trailing white spaces (for example, a "1" followed by seven
 spaces) have the same effect as the leading white space example in terms
 of bypassing length requirements or does that only work if the white space
 is the initial portion of the password?

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45100#comment:2>
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