Hi, I just experienced a problem the may be related to these special characters. I didn't test fully so take this advice with a bit of caution: Under ASA 7.23 OS and possible other OS versions, using special characters in keys causes the key to become deformed, or invalid (don't know which). I upgraded to OS 8.X, re-entered the pre-shared key with special characters and it worked.
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UpdatesDocuments PurposeNAT Operation in ASA 8.3+ SectionsRule Types
Network Object NATTwice NAT / Manual NATRule Types used per SectionNAT
Types used with Twice NAT / Manual NAT and Network Obje...
Table of Contents Introduction:This document describes details on how
NAT-T works. Background: ESP encrypts all critical information,
encapsulating the entire inner TCP/UDP datagram within an ESP header.
ESP is an IP protocol in the same sense that TCP an...