Bug ID 467195: Allow special characters importing SSL Key and Certificate except backslash.

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

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

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.5.10, 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

Fixed In:
11.6.0, 11.5.5

Opened: Jun 13, 2014
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:


GUI validation does not allow for special characters in the SSL Key and Certificate names. Whereas tmsh allows for special characters.


Cannot use the GUI to manage Key or Certificate created in tmsh with special characters in their name.


Import an SSL Key or Certificate with a name that contains a question mark, colon, at sign, exclamation mark, ampersand, or pound sign (hashtag): ?:@!&#.


Use tmsh to manage the Key or Certificate.

Fix Information

The GUI now allows special characters when importing SSL Key and Certificate. Note that backslash, \ is not supported as a character in the name.

Behavior Change