pre-shared-key characters??

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Apr 13th, 2007

Can I use special characters such as ! and @ when specifying a pre-shared key for a PIX and ASA?


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Patrick Iseli Sat, 04/14/2007 - 16:55

No, you cannot use special characters !

Specifies the authentication pre-shared key. Use any combination of alphanumeric characters up to 128 bytes. This pre-shared key must be identical at both peers.



mfreijser Mon, 04/16/2007 - 02:56

I recently used the @ character in a L2L tunnel between a ASA with software 7.2(1) and a 2611XM with software version 12.4, so it is definitly possible to use other characters than alphanumeric characters.

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rpdinavahi Wed, 01/15/2014 - 09:23

Yes, ASA supports special characters in pre-shared-key except '?' for obvious reasons. Hope this helps.


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