Bug ID 459322: Custom Category prefix match adds trailing slash which breaks URL

Last Modified: Sep 06, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP APM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 11.6.1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.6.2, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.6.3, 11.6.3.1, 11.6.3.2, 11.6.3.3, 11.6.3.4, 11.6.4, 11.6.5

Fixed In:
12.0.0

Opened: Apr 28, 2014
Severity: 2-Critical
Related AskF5 Article:
K16264

Symptoms

When configuring custom category with prefix match, the GUI adds a trailing / in the path. This creates an incompatible URL.

Impact

Custom categories cannot be configured in the GUI if the path using prefix match does not end in a trailing slash.

Conditions

If the configuration requires a defined custom category for all matches that start with ../news/canada-, the GUI appends a trailing / to the URL (for example, ../news/canada-/), which results in zero matches.

Workaround

Edit the bigip.conf file and manually remove the trailing slash from the configuration, then reload the configuration.

Fix Information

Prefix match has been replaced with Glob match support, which does not append the backslash (/), so the URL remains intact.

Behavior Change