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Supported special characters

  • Updated: 2020/05/20

    Supported special characters

    Use only supported special characters when creating user names and passwords. Supported characters vary depending upon where they are used.

    In all of the below listed cases, the standard alphanumeric characters, a-z, A-Z, 0-9 are supported. The special characters allowed or specifically excluded from particular use are typical to standard English keyboards. See the table below to verify the special characters that can be used in names or passwords.
    TLS certificate
    Do not use at sign ( @ ) in passwords
    Wildcards
    The asterisk ( * ) is supported.
    Windows
    Do not use the pipe ( | ) or semicolon ( ; ) in user names or passwords.
    Worksheet
    Do not use the asterisk ( * ), question mark ( ? ), or bracket left or right ( [ ] ) in the worksheet name.
    Database
    Do not use percent ( % ) or space ( ) in the database name.
    Do not use semicolon ( ; ) in the database username or password.

    Supported characters

    Characters supported for authentication are acceptable for both user names and passwords. In the table:

    • Supported means the character is explicitly supported for that use.
    • Do not use means the character is explicitly not supported for that use.
    • Double dash (--) means results with using the character for that use are unknown.
    Character Windows authentication Control Room authentication Database name, username, or password JSON Web Token authentication
    ampersand ( & ) Supported Supported -- Supported
    angle bracket, left or right ( < > ) Supported -- -- --

    apostrophe, straight single ( ' )

    Supported -- -- --
    asterisk ( * ) Supported -- -- --
    at sign ( @ ) Supported Supported -- Supported
    braces left or right ( { } ) Supported -- -- --
    bracket left or right ( [ ] ) Supported -- -- --
    caret ( ^ ) Supported -- -- --
    colon ( : ) Supported -- -- --
    dollar sign ( $ ) Supported Supported -- Supported
    equal sign ( = ) Supported -- -- --
    exclamation point ( ! ) Supported Supported -- Supported
    hyphen ( - ) Supported Supported Supported Supported
    parenthesis, left or right ( ( ) ) Supported -- -- --
    percent ( % ) Supported Supported Do not use Supported
    period ( . ) Supported Supported Supported Supported
    pipe ( | ) Do not use -- -- --
    plus sign ( + ) Supported -- -- --
    number sign ( # ) Supported Supported -- Supported
    question mark ( ? ) Supported -- -- --
    semicolon ( ; ) Do not use -- Do not use --

    slash, forward or backward ( / \ )

    Supported -- -- --
    space Supported -- Do not use --
    underscore ( _ ) Supported Supported Supported Supported
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