We are using a Cisco ASA 5510 with the AnyConnect VPN Client. We are using a LDAP AAA group direct to Active Directory for authentication, and this is all working fine apart from the problem below.
The only problem we are having is with users who have a "Â£" pound sign character in their password. The authentication fails as though the password is wrong, but I have checked this with my own testing. The password is entered correctly, but seems to be not passed on properly somewhere in the authentication process. However, it works for other special characters. The pound sign is the only character that seems to be having problems, although there might be some other rare ones which we've not seen yet.
Does anyone know what might cause this issue and how we can fix it please?
We are using ASA 8.0.4 and AnyConnect 2.3.0254 Windows Client.
Many thanks, Richard