Bug ID 512130: Remote role group authentication fails with a space in LDAP attribute group name

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.5.4, 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, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2

Fixed In:
12.1.0, 12.0.0 HF3, 11.6.1

Opened: Mar 12, 2015
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

Remote role group authentication fails if there is a space in attribute name of remote-role role-info.

Impact

LDAP authentication fails.

Conditions

This occurs when the auth remote-role role-info attribute name contains a space character.

Workaround

Remove space characters from LDAP attribute group name. Another option is to use '\20' in place of spaces in the remote-role's role-info member-of attribute, for example: memberOf=CN=Some Big Group,CN=Users,DC=DOMAIN,DC=COM becomes: memberOf=CN=Some\20Big\20Group,CN=Users,DC=DOMAIN,DC=COM

Fix Information

Remote role group authentication now succeeds as expected with a space in LDAP attribute group name.

Behavior Change