Nope. It has nothing to do with Windows. I use complex passwords in Windows all the time, and they work just fine.
This is about the NAS having two different sets of password requirements/restrictions.
Please allow me to try one more time to explain what is going on here…
First, in order to test it in Windows to verify that the password is not too long or complex for Windows, and to prove that Windows is not the problem…
create user1 in Windows
Give that new user the following password
log into Windows with that new user with the crazy password above
Notice how you are able to log into Windows with that password just fine.
Now, test same on the NAS…
- create user1
- Give that new user the following password
- Notice how the NAS does indeed allow you to create the password as above, and doesn’t say anything about it being too long or too complex at the time of password creation. It simply moves on as if it was successful. .
Now, with that password in place for that new user on the NAS…
- Create a new share on the NAS
- Modify permissions to give NAS user1 full access to the new share
- Attempt to connect to that new share from Windows by using that new user with the password supplied above
- Note, how it will not allow you to connect to the share on the NAS when using that new user and the password supplied above.
Then, to show you that it is in fact the NAS that’s causing the problem…
- Edit the user on the NAS by simplifying its password to ‘password’
- Attempt to connect to that new share from Windows by using that new user with the simplified password of ‘password’
- Note, how it now allows you to connect with that new user and simplified password just fine.
Again, this is not the fault of Windows, but of having two completely different sets of password requirements in the NAS; one in the section where you create passwords, and then a different set of requirements in the authentication section that is used when a user atttempts to connect to a share.
You’re able to create the complex password, but then you can’t actually use it.
If there is a password restriction/requirement in your authentication system, then you should have a system in place that will warn the user of and prevent them from creating passwords that are too complex (or whatever). The user can’t know the requirements just by trying all kinds of different combinations. You need to provide that to the user, and then the user can create a password that fits within that realm of requirements.
Sorry. I did not mean to offend you.
I do genuinely appreciate all assistance. It’s just that I have seen it so much that it bugs the heck out of me when somebody just comes back with a quick reply on something where they are obviously just going off of one or two little things I said, instead of actually responding to the full thing that I said.
I did not say anything about your level of literacy.
I did not say that you can’t read.
I was merely acknowledging the fact that you were not actually addressing what I actually wrote.
So, if you did in fact actually read it, then I guess I should have asked for you to respond to what I wrote, instead of to what you thought I meant.
If you try the tests that I laid out above and find that I am incorrect in my interpretation of what is going on here, I would very much like to hear about it, and would do whatever it takes to walk through whatever detailed steps you would want to provide for me to see it your way.