Space bar in password #292

hevilath opened this Issue May 27, 2012 · 6 comments


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  • there is no possibility to finish successfully Setup reporting method -> Prey + Control Panel -> Existing User when space bar is used in password.


  • tested versions: 0.5.1, 0.5.2, 0.5.3
  • OS: Windows 7 32bit/64bit


  • changing password and either removing space bar or replacing it with "_"

@hevilath hevilath closed this May 27, 2012

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simleb commented Jul 31, 2012

I have the same issue on Mac (Lion) and I don't think this is a minor issue!
Spaces in passwords are pretty common.


tomas commented Jul 31, 2012

You're right, this is a major bug actually. Thanks for the bump!

This is a duplicate of #256 which is 6 months older. I'm having the same issue when using the Prey Configurator 0.5.3 under Windows 7x64. That level of system detail and that provided by the OP is unnecessary though as the issue is quite clear. My password had spaces; when I changed to a new password without spaces I was able to login.

hevilath commented Oct 7, 2012

It seems that issue is still unresolved, but can be possibly major roadblock for new users. If there is a problem wiith fixing bug I propose developers should mention in creating account dialog on webpage that using space-bar in password is not permited at this time.

LiamHa commented Oct 10, 2012

Is there a way to view the Installer source or the configurator source? This issue looks like a quick fix.

@ghost ghost closed this Mar 15, 2013


simleb commented Jun 6, 2013

This might fix #256 too.

tomas added a commit that referenced this issue Nov 27, 2013

Merge pull request #393 from simleb/master
Fix #292 allow space character in password

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