Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Release Notes

Access Manager supports non-ascii character passwords if Directory Server is configured to support them (6661374)

Access Manager supports non-ascii characters in password fields only if the Directory Server is configured to support them. The Sun Java System Directory Server 7-Bit check plug-in should be disabled to let non-ascii characters to be stored. This flag, by default, is enabled in Directory Server 5.2 and should be disabled if non-ascii characters are needed to be entered in the userPassword entery. The 7-Bit Check Plug-in is disabled by default in Directory Server versions 6.0 and above.