What version of FM on the client and server??
One possibility: the operating system may think a modifier key is being applied. I don't have Lion handy, but former OS versions have a utility app called "Keyboard Viewer" - it ensures you are entering what you think you are. One caveat; it doesn't intercept characters being entered in passwords.
However the very first thing to try is rebooting that Mac.
Beatrice Beaubien, PhD
i2eye, Toronto, Canada
FileMaker Business Alliance
FileMaker 11 Certified Developer
Knowledge Translation Certified Professional
11 all around
As far as I can see there are only two possible reasons for the trouble you are having.
1) Try turning off 'Caps Lock' on your new computer!
2) Check that the keyboard is set to the same Input Source language on your new computer (if it is not US).
To resolve either of these issues, open Text Edit and type in the database password on your new computer - so you can see what is being entered - then check how it differs from the same action on machines that can log in to the database.
One day I couldn't get into one of my databases, whatever I typed, until I released that my machine had swapped from the British keyboard layout to US and the password contained a '£' sign - it can happen to all of us.
Best wishes - Alan Stirling, London UK.
So it's not a text issue, not caps or some grimlin character working it's way in.
Here's what we know. The is not an Admin user. When I had the client log in as the Admin user, everything went fine. Then when I created a new standard user and logged in as that user...everything went fine. Go figure. so some odd error is occuring with the primay user of this computer.
We're talking a new Macbook with Lion and FM 11.
This issue is still developing.
Is it possible somebody stored incorrect credentials in the keychain of the new Mac?