Bug ID 958281: REST API calls require “admin” user authentication.

Last Modified: Jan 01, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1

Fixed In:
16.1.0,, 15.1.2,

Opened: Oct 22, 2020
Severity: 2-Critical


REST API calls will fail authentication for all users except an “admin” user.


REST API call will fail with a 401 code: “authorization failure” message.


REST API calls made by users other than “admin” user.


For successful authentication, use an “admin” user for executing REST API calls.

Fix Information

Enable any user to pass REST API calls.

Behavior Change