Bug ID 468473: Monitors with domain username do not save/load correctly

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP GTM, LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.3.0, 11.4.0, 11.4.1, 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, 11.5.10, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.5.4

Opened: Jun 23, 2014

Severity: 2-Critical

Related Article: K16193


Using the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh) to create or modify an object with a string parameter may fail with an error.


Users may not be able to modify strings by using the tmsh utility.


This issue occurs when the following condition is met: • You use the tmsh utility to create or modify an object with a string that uses a backslash (\) to escape a double quotation mark (") character.


The username field must be adjusted in the /config/bigip.conf file to specify the username field with a domain using a \\ syntax. For example: domain\user would need to be configured as: domain\\user.

Fix Information

tmsh utility does not process backslashes and embedded double quotation marks as expected.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips