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

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP APM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.2, 11.5.3, 11.5.4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 11.5.10, 11.6.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3,,,,, 11.6.4, 11.6.5,,,, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2

Fixed In:

Opened: Apr 28, 2014

Severity: 2-Critical

Related Article: K16264


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


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


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.


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

Guides & references

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