User unable to login to SVN (With Crowd Apache Connector) when his/her password contains the £ sign

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  1. Login attempts to Atlassian Apps and Apache static HTML pages works fine
  2. Changing the password to another password without the £ sign resolves the issue temporarily


This is discussed here: . Apparently TortoiseSVN encodes the password in UTF-8 before the password is sent to the server. Hence, the £ sign is encoded before being sent, causing an invalid password failure


As per the Symptoms above, changing the password to a password that does not contain the £ sign will resolve the issue. This is a workaround, and not a real resolution. Real resolution needs to come from a proper fix to this: (do not encode the password to UTF-8 before passing it to Apache)

Last modified on Feb 19, 2016

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