Character '!' is Invalid in Launch URL

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Article ID: 4841

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Products

CA Privileged Access Manager - Cloakware Password Authority (PA) PAM SAFENET LUNA HSM CA Privileged Access Manager (PAM)

Issue/Introduction

When creating a new TCP/UDP Service in CA Privileged Access Management (CA PAM) as in screendump below, you try to enter a value in Launch URL field in Web Portal that contains a special character "!", for example:

https://<Local IP>:<First Port>/application/#!/logon

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CA PAM will produce an error message that reads "Invalid char specified for Launch URL" as below:

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Cause

This is a coding issue with current releases of CA PAM where the special character "!" is not recognized by the product.

Environment

CA Privileged Access Management 2.6.x, 2.7.x, 2.8.x

Resolution

This error can be avoided by using URL encoded characters, %21 for “!”, like https://<Local IP>:<First Port>/application/#%21/logon

Additional Information

There is a current Idea in CA PAM Community website to add ! on code so that it can be recognized by PAM. Please visit the Community link below and vote up the Idea if you think that this feature is useful.

https://communities.ca.com/ideas/235733157

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