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Long Apple ID passwords and the iTunes4 Music Store Apps
If you are having trouble logging into your previously created Apple account through the iTunes music store, and you have a long password, you need to change your password.

The input field in iTunes only allows a certain number of characters, even though when you create an Apple ID you can have a password of unlimited length. I filed this bug with Apple.

[robg adds: I haven't verified this one; if you have any experience with the problem, please post your comments.]
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Long Apple ID passwords and the iTunes4 Music Store
Authored by: zedwards on Apr 29, '03 11:19:10AM

I was streaming my music and it wasn't until I used this hint, could I see the artwork for the song. nice job!



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It's true...
Authored by: jiclark on Apr 29, '03 11:24:35AM
I can verify that this is true, but you don't have to change your password, you just need to be sure that you enter only the first 8 characters of the password. I have a ten-character password, but when I enter just the first eight characters, it works just fine. Good luck, John-o

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Long Apple ID passwords and the iTunes4 Music Store
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Apr 29, '03 11:57:58AM

it let me log in, then it told me to review the conditions, and enter billing info. i click continue and it thinks i'm creating a new account! (grr) so i DID create a new account (the joys of having your own domain name) and voila, access to the store. i also submitted a bug.

also it changed the account i was logged into in safari! thats not good. on top of that, it was able to pull my billing info from my existing account! thats even worse!

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Long Apple ID passwords and the iTunes4 Music Store
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Apr 29, '03 12:42:35PM
wow! As The Apple Turns updated and they even had the same problem as me!

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Didn't have any problem here
Authored by: Dephex Twin on Apr 29, '03 02:22:53PM

I have a password of over 15 characters and I had no problem
signing up two computers for the store.

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Didn't have any problem here
Authored by: Graff on Apr 29, '03 11:34:17PM

Yeah, mine is 13 and it had no problems either. Maybe it is a case-sensitive issue or a particular character that is causing problems. I haven't tried just entering the first 8 characters to see if it works yet.



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