Bug ID 668826: File named /root/.ssh/bigip.a.k.bak is present but should not be

Last Modified: Jul 12, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:

Fixed In:

Opened: Jun 12, 2017

Severity: 3-Major


In AWS instances, a file /root/.ssh/bigip.a.k.bak is present which should not be. It is harmless to users other than that it is confusing.


No real impact other than possibly confusion as this file isn't used in this environment. The file does not contain any sensitive data as it's a dangling symlink.


After the first boot, this file should be deleted, but it is not.


No need to workaround as the presence of the file is harmless. Users could manually remove this file if desired.

Fix Information

This file is no longer present which is the correct state.

Behavior Change

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