Bug ID 783293: Special chars < > & displayed incorrectly in BIG-IP GUI logon banner window

Last Modified: Jan 20, 2023

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,

Fixed In:

Opened: May 18, 2019
Severity: 3-Major


If you try to enter any of these three characters: < > & (greater than, less than, ampersand) into GUI Preference page or TMSH sys global-settings configuration, they are displayed as escape chars in the GUI window correspondingly as: &lt; &gt; &amp;.


At GUI Logon page, the page displays with the following characters: &lt; &gt; &amp; instead of the specified characters: < > &.


Entering one of these three characters into GUI banner text settings: < > &.



Fix Information

You can now use < > & characters for GUI logon banner text, and the system displays those characters in the GUI logon window.

Behavior Change