E-BI: PT 8.52 - PT 8.54 Browser Test Fails When Password Has Special Characters In It (Doc ID 1963593.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 11, 2015

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.52 to 8.54 [Release 8.4]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ISSUE STATEMENT:
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As part of testing journal uploads from Excel on PT 8.54, a customer performed the browser test. He found that it failed on PT 8.54 when the password has a special character such as a # in it. Further testing revealed that the browser test also fails on PT 8.52 and 8.53 when the password has a special character (such as a #) in it.

ENVIRONMENT
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PT 8.54, FSCM 9.20

ERROR MESSAGE:
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Invalid Userid and/or password


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced with the following steps:

1. Create a PeopleSoft user, and ensure that the password has a special character such as # in it. For testing the VP1 super user can simply be cloned.

2. Add permissions to the WEBLIB_XMLLINK Web Libraries. If the super user such as VP1 was cloned, this step is not needed.

3. Perform the browser test by appending the Userid/pwd in the URL as shown below

http://:/xmllink//?userid=VP1S&pwd=Mocha#123

For example,
http://slc08.somecompany.com:8200/xmllink/E920G20U/?userid=VP1S&pwd=Mocha#123


Cause

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