Bug ID 662273: Policy Builder created too many suggestions when entities limits are reached

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.3,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 12.1.5,,,, 12.1.6, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 13.1.5,

Fixed In:

Opened: Apr 30, 2017
Severity: 3-Major


Policy Builder creating 2 times more suggestions than entity limit.


When limit is reached Policy Builder doesn't accept anymore suggestions to add new entities - but creates 2 times more suggestions than limit (e.g. if default urls limit is 10,000 - after reaching entity limit up to 20,000 suggestions to add urls will be issued by pb).


When policy is configured to create many entities ('add all entities' to entity types other than filetypes).


Fix configuration so that the Policy Builder will not create so many suggestions: - use 'selective' or 'never' learning mode for most entity types - if there are many suggestions to create entities in 'selective' learning mode due to metachars or signatures, consider allowing metachars in global charset or disabling signatures for wildcard (or globally).

Fix Information

Policy Builder will now create 1.1 times more suggestions to create entities than the configured limit.

Behavior Change