Character '!' is Invalid in Launch URL

Document ID : KB000004841
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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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


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



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

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


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.

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