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Password Decode Failure, Step 3 Installation (Access denied for user 'username'@'hostname' (using password: YES)) #3185
When installing version 18.104.22.168 on localhost (using Linux SUSE), I was given the error:
The password I always use for accessing 127.0.0.1 contains an ampersand; this was not being decoded properly.
You have already deployed 'html_entity_decode' for the file 'install/controller/step_3.php' on lines 35 and 73. However to resolve the issue, I also had to add 'html_entity_decode' to line 267 as follows:
I also needed to add decoding for the file 'instal/model/install.php' on line 4 as follows:
Decoding the password in these two places resolved the issue.
@tflight: the fix seems to be implemented but today I found an edge case where a single special characters (or a sequence of special characters, I am not sure which) in the DB password is still an issue even though the password is passed to html_entity_decode (I tested on 22.214.171.124).
The auto-generated password that caused me trouble happened to contain a