WCF Rest Service: Passwords Contain Special Characters RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've seen a lot of solutions to the problem of sending special characters in the URL string sent to a WCF rest service, but none that relate to accepting passwords with special characters.

    I am using transport security with clientCredentialType="Windows"

    The error I get back is "401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials."

    Are there any known workarounds?

    Friday, February 14, 2014 6:58 PM


  • Hi,

    Yes, when the remote server requires authentication, we can include username and password in the input url string. But usernames and passwords should have the special characters percent-encoded:

    For examples (with username "user" and password "pass!word"), then the uri will look like as the following:


    For more information, please try to refer to the following article:
    #Special Characters in Usernames and Passwords:
    https://app.zencoder.com/docs/guides/getting-started/special-characters-in-usernames-and-passwords .

    Best Regards,
    Amy Peng

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    Monday, February 17, 2014 6:50 AM