LOTW password problem

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LOTW password problem

Post by w9mdb » 04 May 2017, 20:40

I helped out another OM and found that Log4OM was not handling his LOTW password correctly.
He had a special char in his password and Log4OM was not escaping the characters correctly so it was rejecting his login.
He was logging into LOTW on another program and via the web browser succesfully....only Log4OM was failing.
Changing his password to one that had no special chars then fixed the problem for Log4OM.

Also...no error appeared at all...I would expect an error to show up if the login fails.

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Re: LOTW password problem

Post by DF5WW » 05 May 2017, 07:21

Hello Mike,

that´s a known problem ...


Think it would be a nice idea that Terry inserting a NOTE in the Log4OM helpfile on page 16
that there is a problem with special characters in the LotW password.

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Re: LOTW password problem

Post by G4POP » 05 May 2017, 07:57

The API download is handled differently to the on line browser facility by LOTW this is why the special characters were not an issue with the browser.

Yes it's a known issue which I thought Lele had fixed in 1.28 what version was your friend using?
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Re: LOTW password problem

Post by w9mdb » 09 May 2017, 16:09

Turns out he was using 1.25. I had assume he had the latest...
I just tested 1.28 and it does behave properly with special chars in the LOTW password.

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Re: LOTW password problem

Post by ly4z » 01 Feb 2018, 17:02

Same problem here:

problem with LOTW password witch consist capital letters and special symbols (usually generated by LOTW).
To fix that, you need to change password at LOTW site to numbers and lower case letters.

This problem causes some troubles, at least should be added as short note to manual.


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