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PAM escapes the forward slash ‘/’ on retrieval of a password via external REST API, this affects customers' ansible script processing.

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Article ID: 255677

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Products

CA Privileged Access Manager (PAM)

Issue/Introduction

Customers have complained about PAM escaping the forward slashes (/) on retrieving a password using external REST API calls. This escaping breaks customer's ansible scripts. Customers have requested that this be addressed.

Environment

Release : 4.1.x

Cause

Escaping of forward slash on retrieving a password breaks customers' ansible scripts

Resolution

As of writing this article December 6th, 2020,  Broadcom plans to address this issue introducing the escape/no-escape of the forward slash configurable in PAM on External API usage. The change will be released in an upcoming release post the PAM version 4.1.1.

Additional Information

None.