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UniFi Controller - Bypass password requirements?

Just got my UAC-AC-LR and booting my Ubuntu UnFi Controller to set them up.

 

It asks me for a user name and password. The password says it is weak. Fine. I put a better one and it says so-so and still doesn't allow me.

 

Look, that's fine that it warns me but honestly I just want to use that pass and period.

 

How do i bypass the password restriction? Thanks.

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Re: UniFi Controller - Bypass password requirements?

you don't.  put in a decent password.

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Re: UniFi Controller - Bypass password requirements?

Wow. That's absurd. Guess I'll be returning my Unifi Security Gateway and purchasing something else. Glad I found this out before I purchased some APs and a switch. Sometimes it pays to dip a toe in the water first, so to speak.

It's a shame. I was fired up about switching to Ubiquiti products, but I have strong feelings about a vendor dictating password requirements ( at best it promotes a false sense of security ).
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Re: UniFi Controller - Bypass password requirements?


@cj11363 wrote:
Wow. That's absurd. Guess I'll be returning my Unifi Security Gateway and purchasing something else. Glad I found this out before I purchased some APs and a switch. Sometimes it pays to dip a toe in the water first, so to speak.

It's a shame. I was fired up about switching to Ubiquiti products, but I have strong feelings about a vendor dictating password requirements ( at best it promotes a false sense of security ).

I find it ironic that a person who bought a UniFi "Security" Gateway would want to use weak passwords.

"...a vendor dictating password requirements ( at best it promotes a false sense of security )." Would you prefer they let you keep "password" as the password? That's never caused any problems, now has it?

Gregg

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Re: UniFi Controller - Bypass password requirements?

I would prefer that they let ME determine what sort of passwords I need, based on MY particular requirements ( e.g.: a pasword of "password" might be perfectly acceptable for some test environments, though it does not meet my particular requirements).  I understand that your requirements may very well be different than my requirements, but it does not follow that you should want to dictate my requirements.

 

FWIW, I found a work-around:

 

Within the WebGUI

1) Create a second superadmin account.

2) Log off the admin account.

3) Log in with the second superadmin account.

 

 

thanks,

--Charlie

 

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Re: UniFi Controller - Bypass password requirements?

Thanks for the workaround! This was really erking me as well

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Re: UniFi Controller - Bypass password requirements?

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This is truly absurd! My controller is well protected in a dedicated management-network. If an attacker would come this far, a so-and-so password on the UniFi controller would be the least of my concerns.

Notifying me of the not-so-great password: fine, but I am the admin of my network, I decide what strength is neeed!

 

Thanks for posting a workaround, will try that now.

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Re: UniFi Controller - Bypass password requirements?

Laughing at this thread! Smiley LOL Of all the things to complain about...

 

I just stood up a test controller, created a random password and saved it in my password manager. Why should I care what the password is if I don't even have to remember it? All of the admins here use a password manager I presume. Man Wink

 

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