OMERO: Connection using OMERO.insight 5.5.17

Dear All

A problem was recently reported while attempting to connect to an OMERO server using OMERO.insight 5.5.17 [1].
We have found the source of the problem. This is due to special characters in the password see [2] for more details.
We have Pull Requests currently under review.

The problem was introduced in version 5.5.16
As a temporary workaround, you can either use 5.5.15 or
escape the leading or trailing whitespace, # , \ and = themselves when entering the password into the OMERO.insight login dialog.

We will release a 5.5.19 version of OMERO.insight after our community meeting, starting 08/06/21.

Thanks for your patience

Cheers

Jmarie

[1] Cannot connect with OMERO.insight 5.5.17, but can connect with OMERO.insight 5.5.15
[2] Cannot log in with leading or trailing whitespace, #, = or \ in your password · Issue #224 · ome/omero-insight · GitHub

Hi @j.burel

thanks for the update, we’re suffering from this problem here as well.

Could you comment on the 5.5.18 release that is already on github since end of March? Is it not supposed to be used…?

Thanks,
Niko

Apologies it should have been 5.5.19,
I have updated the post

Cheers
Jmarie

Thanks Jmarie!

Is there a reason why 5.5.18 is only on github, but not linked from the official downloads?

Cheers,
Niko

No
It is an oversight on our part.
I will update that
Cheers

Jmarie

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