Security and privacy

Make username and password case insensitive

 
 
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Re: Make username and password case insensitive
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Oh, I was talking only about the handling of usernames - now everything is forced to be lowercase which breaks in multiple use cases and auth plugins which in turns prevents proper implementation of case insensitive usernames. Some time ago I proposed a patch for login via email which could be done at the same time.

I agree that passwords must not be weakened. There are some sites that do inverted case and first capital letter to work around user frustration with capslocs and automatic first capital, the only question is do we want yet another setting in admin UI?
 
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