Java uri authority issue

Posted on 2010-04-09
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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I have a code snippet that I am having an issue with: I am attempting to access a file that is on a network share and requires authentication. I figured that I would use a URI to access this file. When I attempt to create the file using the uri I get the following error:

"File \Administrator:P@ssw0rd@\share\tmp.txt exists? false
File not found: \Administrator:P@ssw0rd@\share\tmp.txt (The filenae, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect)
Error: null"

I figure my problem is my password that contains an '@' I tried escaping with \\ but it does not seem to work. Does anyone have any ideas? Attached is the code snippet.
URI uri = null;
			String pass = "P@ssw0rd";
			uri=  new URI("file:///Administrator:" + pass + "@");
		catch (Exception e)
			System.out.println("URI Error: " + e.getMessage());
		File f = new File(uri);
		System.out.println("File " + f.toString() + " exists? " + f.exists());

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Question by:atxtechie
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that should be more like:

                        uri=  new URI("file://"+Administrator:" + URLEncoder.encode(pass, "UTF8") + "@");
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You can't do what you're attempting to do with the JDK. It doesn't support CIFS, which is central to Windows networking (assuming your example IS Windows). You need an API that does, like JCifs:


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I found a solution using staf
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I'm wondering then why you accepted that particular answer..?

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