The issue persist but has a different outcome:
On all pages (including the index):
After 24 hours of coming back to the website (has happend 3 days in a row),
the password page says incorrect password when i copied and pasted it in exactly.
To reset after 24 hrs, I am assuming it’s saving the updated password in your back end server side cookies (user sessions), but not updating the actual permanent information.
Even wrote it out afterwards to see if it was my clipboard not pasting.
The URL keeps returning a query param as /?e=1
The only trick way to bandaid this is on our end is every day going back into the settings of the project and re-pasting the password again, publishing changes, then refreshing the url of the password protected page.