Addressing log-in and password issues in Blackboard

Description

There is a known issue with authentication not allowing users into the system if the & and # symbols are contained in the user's password.

Environment

Mac, PC, and mobile app

Solution 

There is a known issue with authentication not allowing users into the system if the & and # symbols are contained in the user's password. The vendor informed us that using "&#" in that order can be treated like HTML code and should be avoided.

  • If your password contains &# or the & and # symbol with a few characters between them, our recommendation would be to change your password to something else that contains different symbols.

Outcome: You should now be able to log into Blackboard after changing your password. 

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Article ID: 234
Created
Thu 3/24/22 3:03 PM
Modified
Wed 8/24/22 9:14 AM