Virtualmin password generator is not including sometimes digits or upper letters

OS type and version Debian 10
Webmin version 2.105
Virtualmin version 7.9.0
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Hi, Im using Virtualmin PRO and I included requirements for passwords in “/etc/webmin/useradmin/config” with the following configuration:

passwd_redesc=Password must contain at least 1 uppercase letter, 1 symbol (such as !, @, #, etc.), and 1 digit (from 0 to 9).

The problem im facing is when I add this rule for the generator of password in the following configuration “/etc/webmin/virtual-server/config”:

the password sometimes does not contain a digit or an upper letter and I can’t rely on the function “generate password” because it will give me the error from “passwd_redesc”. I took that rule from the answer of Ilia in that topic - Virtualmin Password Generator [#68641] | Virtualmin
Is there any way that I force the rule to contain at least one from each of my requirements ?

Example for generated password wih the rule:


Hello @Ilia and @Joe ,

I was wondering if I could seek your expert opinion on this matter? Your insights would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


Thanks for the heads up! I agree, we need to improve password generation in both Webmin and Virtualmin, and use a new &substitute_pattern('regex', {'length' => n}); for generating a password with the given regex and required length.

@Jamie, if you don’t mind I will send you PRs for that?

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Thanks, please do!

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Alright, done:

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Thank you very much!

Could you please inform me when I can anticipate the release of the new code that I submitted as a request to Virtualmin? I kindly request this information to help me plan accordingly.

We cannot provide an ETA, sorry!

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