Password Issues.

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jalh
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Password Issues.

Post by jalh »

Hello everyone,

I have seen to be having the same issues on both of my running dietpi configurations:

RP4 and RP3B+

I install diet pi, i get to the whole process of changing the passwords for both accounts root, and dietpi. I then proceed to update the system and install additional software (pi-hole). When I then try to SSH into using any software it claims the password to be wrong for either account, I then try to login into my xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/admin for my pihole and the same deal, it says "wrong password." The funny thing here is if I reset the pihole password pihole -p -a and leave blank I can easily access the admin page, but otherwise regardless of what password I change it to, it gets decline. I'm not sure what am I doing wrong on both installations, but I cannot seem to find and answer anywhere. I can only login to dietp if I have a screen on and thats it. The only thing I'm disabling is the console when prompted.

Any help is appreciated.

thanks.
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MichaIng
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Re: Password Issues.

Post by MichaIng »

Many thanks for your report.

But you can login via local console/screen? The same password should work for SSH as well, as it's the same authentication mechanism.

For Pi-hole perhaps some magic character escaping is required. Does your password contain any non-alphanumerical character, so I can try to replicate?
jalh
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Re: Password Issues.

Post by jalh »

Thanks for the reply. I did use some special characters on some passwords, and I fear about it and changed it to something simple for testing, but still encounter errors.
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