SFTP login failed with special character in password
|Reported by:||Derek||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||SFTP password special character||Cc:||mikie|
|Component version:||Operating system type:||Windows|
|Operating system version:||7|
We had created a new SFTP username and password for one of our servers and although the login was tested and worked with WinSCP, it returned an authentication failure using FileZilla.
The password's last character was a pound sign (£) and on the suspicion that it might be causing a problem, we removed that last character. The login then worked correctly on both WinSCP and FileZilla.
I've looked around the FileZilla wiki but can't find mention of non-alphanumeric characters in passwords with are likely to cause problems. Any information would be appreciated.