Bug ID 523431: Windows Cache and Session Control cannot support a period in the access profile name

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
10.2.4, 11.5.1 HF1, 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, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.4.1, 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:
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.5.3 HF2

Opened: May 14, 2015

Severity: 3-Major


An access profile name containing a period will not work when using Windows Cache and Session Control. For example '/Common/test.profile' will not work. When evaluating the access policy, an end-user will be redirected to an error page.


Access Profile names cannot include a dot. Invalid name: '/Common/profile.name' Valid name: '/Common/profile_name'


Applies to any APM with Windows Cache and Session Control.



Fix Information

One of the PHP files for cache control has a regex that looks for invalid access profile names. This regex had previously flagged any profile name with a period to be invalid. The regex has been updated to allow periods.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips