Bug ID 513659: AAM Policy not all regex characters can be used via the GUI

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

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

Known Affected Versions:
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

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.1

Opened: Mar 20, 2015
Severity: 3-Major
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Cannot specify certain regex syntax when configuring Client IP for 'Matching' or 'Validation' rules in an AAM Policy.


Cannot use the GUI to configure the policy with certain regex strings. The system posts the following error message: The field Value has invalid characters.


Adding regex characters such as \, [, ], ^, $ to an existing policy. Parentheses appear to be allowed, but do not save the information correctly.


Use tmsh, and escape special wild-card characters with '\': For example at add 10.[0-9]$: modify wam policy Drafts/test_policy nodes modify { t1 { matching modify { client-ip { values replace-all-with { 10.\[0-9\]$ } } } } }.

Fix Information


Behavior Change