Special characters in SFTP password (PowerShell)

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Jimiboboyo
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Special characters in SFTP password (PowerShell)

Hi
Have used the GUI to generate session code for PowerShell connection. The connection works in the GUI.
The password contains special characters.
I have enabled logging and the password being used is omitting the ' (apostrophe)
I have the password wrapped in double quotes
This doesn't seem like a normal apostrophe though it is slanted like maybe a grave accent or other.
How can I find out which character this is and force it to be included?
I tried using the URL tool to generate UTF-8 and this did the same thing
Regards

Jim

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Re: Special characters in sftp password (powershell)

So what exact character is that? Can you paste it here? (or its Unicode code)
For what language did you generate the code?

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jimiboboyo
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Hi Martin

It is the following character I have pasted this in
`
I think it is identified as a grave accent from a UTF-8 website I established this
`   GRAVE ACCENT (U+0060)   60
I have tried to generate URL for password to then use the UTF-8 code in my PowerShell script and this character generates as %60 but I am unsure of the correct syntax.

Should the following syntax work?
$sessionOptions = New-Object WinSCP.SessionOptions -Property @{
    Protocol = [WinSCP.Protocol]::Sftp
    HostName = ""
    UserName = ""
    Password = "%60%50%30%20"   ##random utf-8 codes as example
    SshHostKeyFingerprint = ""
}

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Jimiboboyo
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I have resolved this it is a PowerShell issue not a WinSCP issue.
Just needed to wrap the password in single quotes for it to parse the backtick.
If using double quotes the backtick is omitted.

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I ran into this issue today. The code generator in WinSCP 6.1.1 generates PowerShell code with double quotes. I happen to have a password with both a grave and a dollar sign in the password, and both of those are special characters with double-quoted string literals.

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