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"The parameter is incorrect" error is confusing when accidentally specifying Password instead of ClearTextPassword #3245

zarenner opened this issue Jul 29, 2016 · 3 comments


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@zarenner zarenner commented Jul 29, 2016

We had a user enter a password under the "Password" key rather than "ClearTextPassword" in their nuget.config. As far as I've found, all versions of nuget will emit the text "The parameter is incorrect." without any additional useful information.

"WARNING: Unable to find version '1.0.0' of package 'testpackage'. Unable to load the service index for source
The parameter is incorrect."

NuGet should emit a nicer message indicating that there is an issue with the (supposed to be) encrypted password.


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@priyesh9875 priyesh9875 commented Jun 23, 2018

Any update on this? I am getting this error while using proxy in corporate network.


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@KyleLJohnson KyleLJohnson commented Sep 28, 2018

Any update?


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@voroninp voroninp commented Oct 1, 2018

@zarenner And after sources have no priority local source is almost always faster and add or restore fail despite package is hosted in standard NuGet feed.

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