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  • I am trying to get Windows Live Writer working for my blog, but for some reason it cannot log in; it gives me a login/password error. Same for Qumana and w.bloggar, so it is most likely not an issue in Live Writer, but I hope I would be able to get some feedback anyway.

    The same login/password combination works fine when I log in through the web interface. If I add a new account, I can log in perfectly well using Live Writer -- but I would really like to use my existing account. Any ideas what could cause this behaviour and what I could do about it?

    Friday, April 24, 2009 2:04 AM

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  • Further to this: I now have found out that this behaviour seems to have something to do with password strength. If I use a simple password there is no problem, but if I use a 'strong' password (eight characters, mix of lowercase, uppercase, numbers, and special characters) I cannot use an external writer t log in.

    Obviously, I would prefer to be able to use a strong password. Is this in any way possible?

    Friday, April 24, 2009 2:38 AM
  • Might be best to file a bug with Wordpress.

    -Brandon Turner [MSFT]
    Sunday, April 26, 2009 7:58 PM
  • Thanks, Brandon. I already submitted a question on the WP forum, and I will give it a bit more time before submitting a bug report.

    Thanks again!

    - Michael
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:41 AM