I am trying to run the magento 2 install (default shown below). However, if I add a symbol into the password it complains and says

Your password must include both numeric and alphabetic characters.

However, mysql won't let my create a user without a symbol in it.

so things like "iHateMagento1357" won't be accepted by mysql but "iHateMagento1357~" or "iHateMagento!13" won't be accepted by Mag2.

Any suggestions..? before I go mad and use woocommerce instead.

====setup script reference====

bin/magento setup:install \
--base-url=http://localhost/magento2ee \
--db-host=localhost \
--db-name=magento \
--db-user=magento \
--db-password=magento \
--backend-frontname=admin \
--admin-firstname=admin \
--admin-lastname=admin \
--admin-email=admin@admin.com \
--admin-user=admin \
--admin-password=admin123 \
--language=en_US \
--currency=USD \
--timezone=America/Chicago \
  • I think there is some problem with your Magento installation. I personally use passwords like Welcome!2, admin@123, @dmin123, etc. in my localhost for my Magento installations and it works for me always. – Mohit Kumar Arora May 20 at 12:15
  • Hmm thanks for that, something is on the wonk. – Jon Holland May 20 at 12:29
  • DOh ....it meant the admin password! – Jon Holland May 20 at 13:10

Turns out it was referencing the admin password and not the mysql password. What a fool.

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