Subject Re: [firebird-support] Error on password
Author Helen Borrie
At 12:43 PM 3/03/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>I've change the SYSDBA password, and i want to go back to masterkey,
>but IBoconsole or IB_SQL refuse to take masterkey as a valid
>password ????
>It seems to be too long.
>Somebody can explain that....

Yes, only the first eight characters are considered by the password
checker. So it's a good thing that those tools reject a 9-character
password because you might have 'masterkey' and 'masterkee' otherwise.
(Both would be stored as the encrypted version of 'masterke'.

If you *really* want masterkey, you could log in to security.fdb as SYSDBA
and just update the USERS table yourself. :-) But it would still be