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unfortunately I'm not familiar with Tailscale. Is there an easy way for me to setup such an SSH environment for testing purposes?

Currently Textastic supports password, password interactive and public key authentication. Multi-factor authentication or authentication with an http link as you are describing is not yet supported, but I'm willing to look into it.

Thanks for your interest in Textastic for macOS. The macOS version and the iOS/iPadOS version of Textastic are two separate apps for two different platforms with different feature sets (the macOS version doesn't have remote connection support), so it would require two purchases if you want both.

There is a trial version version of Textastic for Mac at The download link is below the big green button.


thanks for your bug report. I can reproduce the issue. I'll try to find out what's going on.

Workaround: Search for [ A-z]+ instead of [ A-z].

Thanks a lot for the detailed description! I can reproduce the issue.

It's most likely a side effect of a fix for Korean text input in Textastic 9.9. I'll try to find a workaround and fix it.

This should be fixed in Textastic 9.9 which was released today.

You can also try to enable the "Debug Log" setting in the connection's settings screen. Tap on the (i) button on the right side of a connection to change its settings. This creates a log file when you try to connect to the server which might help you find out what's wrong.

If you get a "login denied" error, that usually means that the connection to the server could be established, but the authentication failed for some reason. Most probably either the user name or password is wrong. Please double-check that you are using the correct password.