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Access Denied Accessing Pi With Putty

When doing the initial setup of my Raspberry Pi b+, I change the password from the default ‘raspberry’. I was able to log in using the keyboard without any issues.
When I tried to access the Pi over the network using Putty SSH, I continually received ‘Access Denied’ errors. Many Internet searches came up with many ideas but were not solutions.
I decided to set the password back to ‘raspberry’ at which time I was able to log in using Putty SSH immediately. I tested again by changing my password to just basic a-z0-9 values…and I was in instantly.

So keep passwords simple.