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windows passwords in cisco clientless ssl vpn

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
when trying to authenticate with windows servers from within the cisco clientless ssl vpn users with symbols in their passwords rcv errors such as server not found or dns error.
if i change the password to not include a symbol authentication works no problem.
is there a protocol i am missing somewhere that needs to be added, or something else i may have missed?
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Top Expert 2010

Don't think so.   Cisco has had bugs in Anyconnect where certain special characters would break authorization.   I, myself, had to look at this issue and found that in a previous version, if the end user had a ^ in the password, the auth would fail.    

What version of ASA code are you on?  



it is weird, punctuation works, but some symbols do not.
we are on 8.0(3)
Les MooreSr. Systems Engineer
Top Expert 2008

How are you passing the authentication? By Radius or LDAP?
If using Radius, what encrypt methods? PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP, MS-CHAPv2?


i am authenticating from within the portal directly to a cifs on a windows server so i just assumed it would be kerberos.
Top Expert 2010
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