We have a directory we've protected using an .htaccess password. Both the username and password are long, complex, with various symbols.
I can log in from my machines (I've tried IE, Firefox, Chrome) without any difficulty. Some users however, can't log in, the login fails when they (attempt to) log in.
I've been searching the web for details of possible limitations on htaccess usernames/passwords, but not having much luck. I'd be especially interested in knowing if there are browser-version specific issues, that cause a given browser to choke on specific symbols or lengths.
I'm getting the impression from what I've found so far that crypt is used to encrypt the passwords, and some versions of crypt (presumably older?) can only handle lengths of 8 or 13?