Special characters in cookies

Document ID : KB000051175
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

Can SMSESSION and SMIdentity cookie values contain the following characters:

   \ slash   
   ' single quote   
   " double quote  

Solution:

SiteMinder cookie values are encoded with base64 encoding. Characters \, ' and " are not part of base 64 encoding hence will not be in SMSESSION and SMIDENTITY cookie.

For more on base64 endoing and the legal values;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base64