Manual Chapter : Missing privileged user access license

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  • 17.1.0, 17.0.0, 16.1.4, 16.1.3, 16.1.2, 16.1.1, 16.1.0, 16.0.1, 16.0.0
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Missing privileged user access license

If a user attempts to access a virtual server webtop that permits only privileged user access and the BIG-IP system does not have a valid Privileged User Access license, the access policy still provides a logon page seeming to allow the user to log on. In this case, the virtual server specifies an Ephemeral Authentication Access Configuration but it is not valid without a license. Here is the log message that appears in the APM log file /var/log/apm:
Following rule 'Out' from item 'Admin Access' to ending 'Allow'
Next, APM determines that the Privileged User Access license is not installed, and deletes the session. The following log messages can be seen in the log file:
Ephemeral Authentication is denied due to: ephemeral authentication not licensed.
Session deleted (license_limit).