Bug ID 1033837: REST authentication tokens persist on reboot

Last Modified: Jan 12, 2023

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4,, 15.1.5, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2,

Fixed In:
17.0.0,,,, 13.1.5

Opened: Jul 15, 2021
Severity: 4-Minor
Related Article:


REST authentication tokens persist across reboots. Current best practices require that they be invalidated at boot.


REST authentication tokens are not invalidated at boot.


-- REST authentication token in use -- BIG-IP restarts



Fix Information

REST authentication tokens are invalidated at boot. Additionally, a new db variable is introduced: httpd.matchclient which is used to validate that the IP address of the creator of the token is the only valid user of that token.

Behavior Change

Existing REST tokens are now invalidated on boot; new tokens will need to be generated after a reboot.