Release Notes : Guided Configuration 7.0

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BIG-IP APM

  • 16.0.0, 15.1.1, 15.1.0, 15.0.0

BIG-IP ASM

  • 16.0.0, 15.1.1, 15.1.0, 15.0.0
Release Notes

Summary:

Guided Configurations for BIG-IP Access Policy Manager and Advanced Web Application Firewall provide simple, workflow-driven configuration templates that cover common use case scenarios. Guided configurations can be easily created using the configuration templates. These configurations can be further edited, adding more components and apps, using the Guided Configuration interface.

Contents:

What are Guided Configurations?

Guided Configuration Overview

 

Guided Configurations are based on iAppLX technology, which is included with the Access Policy Manager and Advanced Web Application Firewall. Updates to Guided Configurations occur separately from BIG-IP upgrades by installing use case packs, as detailed later.

Important: We recommend that you upgrade to the latest Guided Configuration use case pack when it is available. The latest use case pack will include additional templates, features, and fixes.
Note: The Guided Configuration is a bundle of configuration templates. Each configuration template in AGC has its minimal BIG-IP version. When upgrading AGC, the use case pack installation details the minimum BIG-IP version required for each configuration template. If the minimum requirement is not met, the template will neither be installed nor will it appear in the Guided Configuration. Click iApps > Package Management LX to see a list of installed packages.

Guided Configuration for Access Policy Manager

 

The Guided Configuration 7.0 release includes:

  • A new Azure AD Application configuration template for the Microsoft Integration use case
    This integration with Microsoft Azure AD provides seamless access for all modern and classic mission-critical applications. You can now onboard new on-premise applications (SAP and Oracle applications) to Azure AD and modernize application access deployment with single sign-on for secure access through the Guided Configuration interface.
  • Several enhancements to the Identity Aware Proxy (IAP) configuration template for the Zero Trust use case
    • Ability to host a dynamic IAP webtop for web application access: You can now host all your web applications in a webtop and provide end-users with single portal access based on their user groups. Additional functionalities such as defining access based user groups for applications,, selecting primary authentication and MFA for the Webtop, and customizing webtop sections and layout are included in our enhanced Zero Trust solution. You can also customize application links by adding icons, captions, and descriptions for the webtop. End-users have a single sign-on experience when accessing applications configured with the same authentication mechanism as the web portal.
    • MFA API Integration with Okta: The new Okta Factors API MFA method allows you to provide API-based access control by integration with Okta MFA for Push, TOTP, and Yubikey factors.
    • New Configuration Properties step: This initial step allows you to select the settings to be configured in the IAP workflow.
  • Modern customization support
    Guided Configuration now gives you the ability to switch use cases between Modern and Standard customization. To change the customization type in a deployed application, you must first un-deploy the application.
    Note: Modern customization is only supported for the BIG-IP system running 16.0.0 and above.
  • Ability to select existing virtual servers - You can now select a previously configured virtual server in all the Guided Configuration templates except for the ADFS-Proxy and API Protection Proxy use cases.
 
Configuration for the use case categories is available using Access > Guided Configuration. Configuration steps for authentication, endpoint posture checks, pools, and virtual servers are common to many of the configuration templates.
 

Guided Configuration for Advanced Web Application Firewall

 

The Guided Configuration 7.0 release includes:

A new Traffic Security Policy configuration template for the Web Application Protection use case. The configuration allows you to protect traffic with existing ASM policies by the best match strategy based on the match conditions (URI path, Host, or both).

Configuration for the use case categories is available using Security > Guided Configuration. Configuration steps for pools and virtual servers are common to many of the configuration templates.

About Upgrading to Guided Configuration

Guided Configuration is upgraded with Use Case Packs provided on downloads.f5.com.

Refer to the article Supported upgrade path for Guided Configuration to get an overview and recommendations before planning for an upgrade to Guided Configuration.

Upgrading the use case pack from the BIG-IP user interface

Download the use case pack from downloads.f5.com.
You can upgrade use case packs to get the latest guided configurations.
  1. On the Main tab, click Access > Guided Configuration or Security > Guided Configuration.
  2. On the top right of the page, click Upgrade Guided Configuration.
  3. Click Choose File and select the Use Case pack to upgrade.
  4. Click Upload and Install.

Upgrading the use case pack with the REST API

Download the use case pack from downloads.f5.com.
You can upgrade use case packs using a REST API.
Note: When upgrading AGC, the use case pack installation details the minimum BIG-IP version required for each configuration template.
  1. For purposes of this example, the use case pack is f5-iappslx-agc-usecase-pack-7.0-0.0.1139.tar.gz. After downloading the use case pack, copy the pack to BIG-IP in location /var/config/rest/downloads/f5-iappslx-agc-usecase-pack-7.0-0.0.1139.tar.gz. Make a POST request to install the use case pack, as detailed in the table.
    Item Description
    URI https://<bigip_address>/mgmt/tm/access/bundle-install-tasks
    METHOD POST
    Request Body {"filePath": "/var/config/rest/downloads/f5-iappslx-agc-usecase-pack-7.0-0.0.1139.tar.gz"}
    Response Body
    {
       "filePath": 
        "/var/config/rest/downloads/f5-iappslx-agc-usecase-pack-7.0-0.0.1139.tar.gz",
        "toBeInstalledAppRpmsIndex": -1,
        "id": "49c61e18-46e4-4501-bc2d-a4833e93833c",
        "status": "CREATED",
        "userReference": {
        "link": "https://localhost/mgmt/shared/authz/users/admin"
        },
        "identityReferences": [
        {
        "link": "https://localhost/mgmt/shared/authz/users/admin"
        }
        ],
        "ownerMachineId": "3f365fd8-81f8-4312-b837-f0080119635a",
        "generation": 1,
        "lastUpdateMicros": 1510767727481955,
        "kind": "tm:access:bundle-install-tasks:iappbundleinstalltaskstate",
        "selfLink": 
        "https://localhost/mgmt/tm/access/bundle-install-tasks/49c61e18-46e4-4501-bc2d-a4833e93833c”
    }
    
  2. Issue a GET command to check the use case pack installation, as detailed in the table. For purposes of this example, the use case pack is f5-iappslx-agc-usecase-pack-7.0-0.0.1139.tar.gz.
    Item Description
    URI https://<bigip_address>/mgmt/tm/access/bundle-install-tasks
    METHOD GET
    Request Body {"filePath": "/var/config/rest/downloads/f5-iappslx-agc-usecase-pack-7.0-0.0.1139.tar.gz"}
    Response Body (displays the installation status of each use-case RPM)
    {
       "filePath": "/var/config/rest/downloads/f5-iappslx-agc-usecase-pack-7.0-0.0.1139.tar.gz",
       "frameworkRpmInfo": {
       "name": "f5-iappslx-access-framework-1.4.0.0-0.0.876.noarch.rpm",
       "status": "INSTALLED",
       "error": ""
       },
       "appRpmsInfo": [
       {
       "name": "f5-iappslx-access-oauth-auth-server-4.1.0-0.0.876.noarch.rpm",
       "status": "INSTALLED",
       "error": ""
        },
        {
        "name": "f5-iappslx-access-oauth-client-rs-4.2.0-0.0.876.noarch.rpm",
        "status": "INSTALLED",
        "error": ""
        },
        {
        "name": "f5-iappslx-access-saml-idp-3.1.0-0.0.876.noarch.rpm",
         "status": "INSTALLED",
         "error": ""
         },
         {
         "name": "f5-iappslx-access-saml-sp-2.1.0-0.0.876.noarch.rpm",
         "status": "INSTALLED",
         "error": ""
         }
         ],
         "toBeInstalledAppRpmsIndex": 4,
         "alreadyInstalledRpmsInfo": [],
         "step": "DONE",
         "manifestFileName": "pack-manifest.json",
         "manifest": {
         "description": "manifest of the AGC usecase pack",
         "usecasePackVersion": 2,
         "packages": [
         {
         "name": "f5-iappslx-access-framework",
         "version": "1.4.0",
         "minBigIpVersion": "14.1.0",
         "type": "framework"
         },
         {
         "name": "f5-iappslx-access-saml-idp",
         "version": "3.1.0",
         "minBigIpVersion": "14.1.0",
         "type": "usecase"
         },
         {
         "name": "f5-iappslx-access-oauth-auth-server",
         "version": "4.1.0",
         "minBigIpVersion": "14.1.0",
         "type": "usecase"
         },
         {
         "name": "f5-iappslx-access-oauth-client-rs",
         "version": "4.2.0",
         "minBigIpVersion": "14.1.0",
         "type": "usecase"
         }
         ]
         },
         "id": "49c61e18-46e4-4501-bc2d-a4833e93833c",
         "status": "FINISHED",
         "startTime": "2020-11-15T09:51:30.787-0800",
         "endTime": "2020-11-15T09:51:45.736-0800",
         "userReference": {
         "link": "https://localhost/mgmt/shared/authz/users/admin"
         },
         "identityReferences": [
         {
         "link": "https://localhost/mgmt/shared/authz/users/admin"
         }
         ],
         "ownerMachineId": "3f365fd8-81f8-4312-b837-f0080119635a",
         "generation": 17,
         "lastUpdateMicros": 1510768305736676,
         "kind": "tm:access:bundle-install-tasks:iappbundleinstalltaskstate",
         "selfLink": 
         "https://localhost/mgmt/tm/access/bundle-install-tasks/49c61e18-46e4-4501-bc2d-a4833e93833c"
    }
    

Known issues with Guided Configuration for BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

The following are known issues that affect Guided Configuration for BIG-IP Access Policy Manager.

ID number Description
671037 Guided Configuration does not currently conform to FIPS and Common Criteria requirements. Guided Configuration takes authentication server credentials (username and password) from the Secure Vault on the BIG-IP and stores them in a non-secure ILX Restricted Storage, which does not conform with the secure storage requirements of FIPS, Common Criteria, PCI, HIPPA, or other modern security certifications, due to lack of protection for the master key.
672538-1 On a system configured with Access Guided Configuration (AGC) objects, the command tmsh load sys config default, for loading the default config removes the BIG-IP configuration objects, but the AGC objects remain.

To remove the AGC objects, use the command clear-rest-storage. To keep the AGC objects, undeploy all AGC applications before you run tmsh load sys config default.

672791 When Guided Configuration is deployed in an HA environment, the Guided Configuration Use case configurations (iApps) are not synced to the peer device. When HA is configured in Manual Sync Mode, use case configurations are not synced to the HA peer. To ensure that HA is correctly configured for Guided Configuration iApps to function as desired, use a workaround. Configure the following settings for HA. As a workaround, configure your settings for HA as follows:
  • Open port 443 on any Self-IPs you are using for REST Config Sync.
  • When you set-up HA using the Run Config sync/HA utility from the BIG-IP UI, make sure you select Allow Default on the port lockdown setting of the Config Sync Self IP (internal or HA). The default setting is Allow Default.
  • Enable auto-sync on the failover device group.
  • Enable network failover on the failover device group.
676785 When Manage Configuration is disabled in Guided Configuration on a deployed configuration, the associated policy changes to Apply Policy status, and is highlighted in yellow. As a workaround, use the BIG-IP UI to apply the policy.
676902 When you upgrade the BIG-IP system to a newer build, and select Install Config as No, sometimes the contents of /var/config/rest/iapps from the old partition are not copied to the new partition. This results in a 404 error when you access Guided Configuration using Access > Guided Configuration.

As a workaround, use the command-line interface for Image upgrade:

  • When you want to move configuration from the old partition to the new partition, use the following TMSH commands: modify sys db liveinstall.moveconfig value enable modify sys db liveinstall.saveconfig value enable install sys software image BIGIP-tmos-bugs-staging-13.1.0.0.0.4796.iso create-volume volume HD1.2 reboot
  • When you do NOT want to move configuration from the old partition to the new partition, use the following TMSH commands: modify sys db liveinstall.moveconfig value disable install sys software image BIGIP-tmos-bugs-staging-13.1.0.0.0.4796.iso create-volume volume HD1.2 reboot
677964 When a user returns to Guided Configuration after navigating to other BIG-IP menus, the page fails to render in Internet Explorer, as it stops running JavaScript.
As a workaround:
  • Reload the page by refreshing the browser.
  • Close all Internet Explorer browser instances, restart the browser, and navigate to Guided Configurations again.
681485 Only Common partition objects are supported. When objects from any other partition are selected, deployment fails. Only select objects from the Common partition when creating a configuration.
682360 In Guided Configurations, an iAppLX and an iApp can overwrite each other if they use the same app name. As a workaround, do not use the same name for a Guided Configuration iApp and an iApp (v1.0) instance. The same name cannot be used for two application configurations.
683765 Even if the configuration is locked, a user can modify customization settings outside of Guided Configurations. However, the customization settings from Guided Configurations can be restored simply by redeploying the configuration.
714573 When the device load is high, policy deployment might fail with a timeout error. As a workaround, wait until the device load is reduced, then deploy.
719634 Guided Configuration Synchronization in a HA environment has a particular set of configuration issues.
  • The administrator provides configuration properties using the Guided Configuration interface.
  • When the Guided Configuration is deployed, the iAppLX framework deploys the configuration. A specific Guided Configuration processor deploys the configuration on the device.
  • The configuration is synced to peer HA devices regardless of HA mode (auto-sync or manual).
  • If HA mode is auto-sync when a deploy or undeploy action is taken, the configuration is deployed, and changes are synced to peer HA devices.
  • If HA mode is manual sync, you must manually sync these changes to other devices when a configuration is deployed or undeployed.

As a result of the configuration options, it is possible that the Guided Configuration application status (deployed, pending, or not-deployed) may not reflect the state of configuration objects when the sync mode is manual. It is recommended that the administrator should use auto-sync mode when devices are in an HA environment.

720432-1 When you undeploy a configuration created with Guided Configuration, the LTM Nodes are not deleted. As a workaround, delete the nodes manually from the BIG-IP UI, or with TMSH.
720703 In the OAuth Client & Resource Server Guided Configuration, if the administrator modifies the deployed configuration then attempts to redeploy, deployment may fail. As a workaround, either use the existing DNS resolver when configuring AGC or after modifying the configuration, undeploy, then deploy again.
739996 When you create an OAuth authorization server (AS) and a resource server (RS) together, and access RS as a client, using the Logon using Authorization Code grant type option, you are redirected to the AS logon page. This page sometimes repeatedly timeouts before opening an incorrect landing URI.
744288 The virtual servers displayed in the Credential Protection use case are the ones that had been created by Traffic Management User Interface (TMUI) with Access profiles. The virtual servers created and deployed with Guided Configuration are not available for adding to Credential Protection.

You cannot add Credential Protection to an existing AGC deployment. For example, you cannot create an AGC SAML IdP deployment, then use AGC Credential Protection and add it to the AGC SAML IdP deployment.

As a workaround, to create a deployment with Credential Protection, follow these steps:

  1. Create the desired AGC deployment.
  2. Recreate manually the objects created by AGC deployment using TMSH or TMUI.
  3. Run the Credential Protection AGC and apply the credential protection to the app created in step 3.
750761 When you change the ADFS Pool Health Monitor value in a deployed configuration and redeploy, the new health monitor is set up on the pool, but the UI shows the old monitor value.

As a workaround, to display the new monitor assignment in UI, follow the steps below:

  1. Assign the old_monitor value to the pool and deploy the config.
  2. Un-deploy the configuration to remove the old_monitor association to the pool.
  3. Assign the new_monitor value to the pool and deploy the configuration.
752556 When you deploy the API Protection Proxy configuration and then disable the Managed Configuration feature, the Apply Access Policy link is shown in the top left of the AGC screen. You cannot apply the policy using this link, as this link opens an empty page instead of displaying the list of access policies that can be applied.

As a workaround, you can apply the access policy using the following TMSH command:

tmsh modify apm profile access <profile-name> generation-action increment

Prepend the <profile-name> with the folder name of the app. For example, if you deployed an application using the name "apiProtection101", the command to run would be:

tmsh modify apm profile access apiProtection101.app/apiProtection101_ap generation-action increment
760946 When you create a configuration with SAML metadata file, and then upgrade the Guided Configuration, the configuration fails to deploy. This occurs because the metadata file after the upgrade is not found in the desired location.

As a workaround, upload the metadata file again using a different file name before deploying the configuration.

761669 The API Protection Proxy configuration currently supports the maximum number of 500 user groups. Configuring a configuration with 500+ user groups would result in unexpected behavior.
766073 The API Protection Proxy configuration deployed on the Guided Configuration version 4.1 fails to redeploy after upgrading to version 5.0. As a workaround, undeploy the configuration and deploy it again.
767845 On BIG-IP i5800 with APM and AVR provisioned, deploying an API Protection Proxy configuration with 200+ rate-limiting overrides or 200+ whitelist/blacklist entries, may result in the following error message:

error : transaction failed:<transaction_number>: The requested API Protection Profile (/<partition path>/<profile name>) already exists in partition Common.

With 200 rate-limiting overrides, and no whitelist/blacklists , the configuration is able to deploy on the i5800 platform.

As a workaround,

  • Increase the restjavad heap space.
  • Use the GUI when adding a large number of rate-limiting overrides or whitelist/blacklist entries.

Refer to the following AskF5 articles for information on how to increase the restjavad heap space:

K26427018: Overview of Management provisioning

K06150134: The restjavad process may run out of memory when processing a large amount of data

768069 The OAuth Authorization Server configuration deployed on the Guided Configuration version 4.1 fails to redeploy after upgrading to version 5.0, giving the following error message:

error : transaction failed:<transaction_number>: Cannot delete customization group (/Common/OauthServer.app/OauthServer_act_logon_page) because it is used.

As a workaround, undeploy the configuration and deploy it again.
769365 The API Protection Proxyconfiguration deployed on the Guided Configuration version 4.1 on the BIG-IP 14.1.0 system fails to redeploy after BIG-IP is upgraded to version 15.0, giving the following error message:

error : transaction failed:<transaction_number>: The requested API Protection Profile (/<partition path>/<profile name>) already exists in partition Common.

As a workaround:
  1. Export the API Protection Proxy configuration on the BIG-IP 14.1 system.
  2. Upgrade the BIG-IP system to version 15.0.
  3. Import the exported configuration.
  4. Redeploy the configuration.
Note: If you also have Advanced WAF licensed and provisioned, you would require an additional step of undeploying and redeploying the application after importing the configuration on step 3.
823869 When the API Authorization with OAuth and F5 as OAuth Client and Resource Server configurations are deployed using the Create New option to select a DNS Resolver, then the configurations fail to redeploy. This happens because the Choose DNS Resolver setting continues to have the Create New option selected and does not use the existing DNS resolver created earlier.

As a workaround, select the existing DNS resolver before redeploying.

920733 The Azure AD Applicationconfiguration fails to redeploy after importing giving the following error message:

Resource <resource_number> does not exist or one of its queried reference-property objects are not present.

As a workaround, undeploy the configuration and deploy it again.
920885 If there is only one network interface assigned on the BIG-IP device, the Access Guided Configuration (AGC) deployment may fail giving the following error message:

transaction failed:<transaction_number>: Configuration error: Application (/Common/saml_sp.app/saml_sp) with traffic group (/Common/traffic-group-1) may not use the existing virtual address (/Common/10.10.10.100) with traffic group (/Common/traffic-group-local-only) because they use different traffic groups

This issue occurs when the BIG-IP VE platform has only one network interface assigned, and the self IP address that belongs to the traffic-group-local-only traffic group is used as the Virtual Server address during deployment.

As a workaround:

  • Use any IP address for Virtual Server configuration other than the self IP address.
  • Use the Use Existing Virtual Server option during the AGC deployment. For this, create the Virtual Server manually before using it in AGC. This option is supported starting from AGC v7.0.
920889

When you deploy an Azure AD Application configuration, and the Manage Configuration setting is enabled/locked on the AGC landing page, strictUpdates are not enabled, and the corresponding configuration objects can be modified in the BIG-IP Traffic Management User Interface (TMUI).

As a workaround,

  1. Log in to tmsh of the iWorkflow system by typing the tmsh command.
  2. Enable the strictUpdates on the associated application service object by using the following command, where the <config-name> is the name of configuration created in AGC:

    modify sys application service <config-name>.app/<config-name> strictUpdates enabled

922125 When you select Address List as the destination address in the Virtual Server step, the Identity Aware Proxy configuration deployment fails, giving the following error message:

transaction failed: Invalid IP address:

As a workaround,

  • Use an existing virtual server that has Address List as the destination address.
  • Create a new virtual server using the BIG-IP Traffic Management User Interface (TMUI) that has Address List as the destination address and select it in AGC.
922925 When you deploy an Identity Aware Proxy configuration by creating a new Virtual Server and a new Client SSL profile, then connecting to the virtual server displays an Access Denied page. This occurs because the URL branching rule in the per-request policy has the application URL pointing to HTTP instead of HTTPS.

As a workaround, use an existing Client SSL profile in the Virtual Server step.

Known issues with Guided Configuration for BIG-IP Advanced Web Application Firewall

The following are known issues that affect Guided Configuration for BIG-IP Advanced Web Application Firewall.

ID number Description
714573 New policies cannot be deployed when the device is at the full workload. Trying to deploy a policy at such time generates a Timeout error. The existing deployed policies are not affected. Wait until the load on the device decreases and then deploy new policies.
719842 The Guided Configuration cannot activate Behavioral DoS after the failover of an HA configuration while the standby node is active. Behavioral DoS can be activated by the guided configuration only after the initial node recovers, and the HA state is resolved.
725507 After deploying a Web Application Firewall configuration, the "Differentiate between HTTP/WS and HTTPS/WSS URLs" checkbox cannot be edited in the Guided Configurations interface. This checkbox can be edited from the BIG-IP UI.
748910 After a failover on a multi-blade chassis, some guided configurations are sometimes not available for viewing or editing. To view or edit all configurations after a failover:
  1. Log in to the BIG-IP device via SSH.
  2. Run the following command: cd /var/config/rest/iapps/
  3. Run the following command: rm -rf f5-iappslx*
  4. In the BIG-IP UI, navigate to Security > Guided Configuration. The guided configurations will reinstall for viewing and editing.
748912 After a failover on a multi-blade chassis, the following error message may sometimes appear when attempting to access the guided configurations:

error: The requested URL /iapps/f5-iappslx-waf-app-comp-protection/index.html was not found on this server.

To successfully access the guided configurations:
  1. Log in to the BIG-IP device via SSH.
  2. Run the following command: cd /var/config/rest/iapps/
  3. Run the following command: rm -rf f5-iappslx*
  4. In the BIG-IP UI, navigate to Security > Guided Configuration. The guided configurations will reinstall for viewing and editing.
752179 Attempting to deploy a Bot Protection configuration imported from a BIG-IP device to a BIG-IP device running a different BIG-IP version deploys successfully, and then returns error messages. To successfully deploy this configuration without error messages:
  1. Open the imported configuration.
  2. Make any change to the configuration.
  3. Save the modified configuration and redeploy.
752556 When you deploy the REST API security (Open API Spec) configuration and then disable the Managed Configuration feature, the Apply Access Policy link is shown in the upper left of the AGC screen. The user will not be able to apply the policy using this link as clicking this link opens an empty list page, which normally would display the name of access policies that need to be applied.

As a workaround, you can apply the access policy using the following TMSH command:

tmsh modify apm profile access <profile-name> generation-action increment

Prepend the <profile-name> with the folder name of the app. For example, if you deployed an application using the name "apiSecurity101", the command to run would be:

tmsh modify apm profile access apiProtection101.app/apiProtection101_ap generation-action increment
754672 When you click on Guided Configuration or navigate back and forth too many times after navigating to other BIG-IP menus, the page stops running JavaScript and fails to render in Internet Explorer giving an out of memory error.
As a workaround:
  • Reload the page by refreshing the browser tab or window.
  • Close all Internet Explorer browser instances, restart the browser, and navigate to Guided Configuration again.
761669 The REST API security (Open API Spec) configuration currently supports the maximum number of 500 user groups. Configuring a configuration with 500+ user groups would result in unexpected behavior.
766597 When you create the Bot Protection configuration or the Web Application Comprehensive Protection configuration with Bot Defense enabled, the newly created configurations are not displayed in the iApps > Application Services > Applications list. You can view the configuration either from the Guided configuration summary page or by navigating to iApps > Application Services > Applications LX.
767845

On BIG-IP i5800 with APM and AVR provisioned, deploying a REST API security (Open API Spec) configuration with 200 or more rate-limiting overrides or 200 or more whitelist/blacklist entries, may result in an error message. With 200 rate-limiting overrides, and no whitelist/blacklists, the configuration is able to deploy on the i5800 platform.

As a workaround,

  • Increase the restjavad heap space.
  • Use the GUI when adding a large number of rate limiting overrides or whitelist/blacklist entries.

Refer to the following AskF5 articles for information on how to increase the restjavad heapspace:

K26427018: Overview of Management provisioning

K06150134: The restjavad process may run out of memory when processing a large amount of data

920693 After configuring and deploying a REST API security (Open API Spec) configuration, clicking the View Security Policy link directs you to an ASM policy list with a warning Requested security policy not found even when the security policy is listed on the page. Click the security policy name in the Policies List page to view its properties.

Fixed issues in Guided Configuration for BIG-IP Access Policy Manager

The following are fixed issues in this version of Guided Configuration for BIG-IP Access Policy Manager.

ID Number Description
768041 Fixed the issue where the Exchange Proxy configuration deployed on the Guided Configuration version 3.0 fails to redeploy after upgrading to version 5.0.
768093 Fixed the issue where the Logon Protection configuration deployed on the Guided Configuration version 4.1 failed to redeploy after upgrading to version 5.0.
790109 (check this) Previously when an API Protection Proxy configuration was created with HTTP Basic Auth and HTTP Basic SSO, the connection failed and gave error due to missing SSO credentials. Now, the default session variable values for the SSO username and password have been modified, and this issue is fixed.
814549 Previously, when deploying API Protection Proxy configuration with LDAP Query selected, the deployed policy did not contain the LDAP Query agent. Now, configuring LDAP Query Properties is no longer supported for API Protection Proxy and this issue is fixed.
831621-1 Previously, the SAML Identity Provider for Applications and Oauth Authorization Server configurations deployed on the Guided Configuration version 5.0 failed to redeploy after upgrade to version 6.0. This issue has been fixed.
835169 Fixed the issue where when the External IdP Connector settings were updated for a deployed SAML Service Provider configuration and then redeployed, the old IdP connector settings are not replaced with the new settings.
869461 Previously, when the F5 as OAuth Client and Resource Server configuration was deployed using Azure AD as the provider, then Token Request and Token Refresh Request parameters were not configured for the Oauth client agent. Now, you can add custom Token Request Resource Parameter and Token Refresh Request Resource Parameter values in the Provider Settings step when choosing Azure AD as provider and this issue is resolved.
Note: These changes apply only to requests made to the Microsoft identity platform v1.0. Requests containing the resource parameter made to the Microsoft identity platform (v2.0) will fail.

Fixed issues in Guided Configuration for BIG-IP Advanced Web Application Firewall

The following are fixed issues in this version of Guided Configuration for Advanced Web Application Firewall.

ID Number Description
785525 Previously, there were no quick links on the Summary page in the Web Application Comprehensive Protection configuration for the related pages on the BIG-IP security side. Now, the links to related objects are present and this issue is fixed.

To manually navigate to the actual pages on the BIG-IP system, use the following navigation paths and locate the objects the operation creates:

  • To the Bot profile: Security > Bot Defence > Bot Defense Profiles > Bot Profile Properties.
  • To logged requests filtered by the created profile: Security > Event Logs > Bot Defense > Bot Requests.
  • To the Bot Defense dashboard filtered by the created profile: Click the dashboard link on the related profile configuration in the WGC landing page.
  • To detected traffic: Security > Event Logs > Bot Defense > Bot Traffic.
785553 Previously, there were no links on the Summary page in the Web Application Comprehensive Protection configuration provided to access Bot and DoS profile-related pages on the BIG-IP security side. Now, the links to related objects are present and this issue is fixed.

To manually navigate to the actual pages on the BIG-IP system, use the following navigation paths and locate the objects the operation creates:

  • To the Bot profile: Security > Bot Defence > Bot Defense Profiles > Bot Profile Properties.
  • To the DoS profile: Security > DoS Protection > Protection Profiles > DoS Profile Properties.
  • To logged requests filtered by the created profile: Security > Event Logs > Bot Defense > Bot Requests.
  • To the dashboard filtered by the created profile: Click the dashboard link on the related profile configuration in the WGC landing page.
  • To detected traffic: Security > Event Logs > Bot Defense > Bot Traffic.
  • To DoS Application Events: Security > Event Logs > DoS > Application Events.
  • To the DoS Reporting Dashboard: Security > Reporting > DoS > Dashboard.
  • To IP Intelligence configuration: Security > Application Security > IP Address > IP Intelligence.
  • To Geolocation configuration: Security > Application Security > Geolocation Enforcement.
  • To ASM whitelist: Security > Application Security > IP Address > IP Address Exceptions.
  • To DoS whitelist: Shared Objects > Address Lists.
824689 Previously, the Bot Protection profiles were not properly synced between the Guided Configuration 6.0 and the BIG-IP version 15.0.0, because the Redirect to Pool mitigation action was not supported in Guided Configuration, but was supported in the BIG-IP version. Now, the Bot Protection configuration has support for Redirect to Pool mitigation, and this issue is fixed.
825745 Previously, In BIG-IP 15.0.0, when a Bot Defence profile was updated to include Microservices and Whitelist using the Security > Bot Defence > Bot Defense Profiles > Bot Profile Properties screen, after upgrading to BIG-IP 15.1.0, the Guided Configuration 6.0 did not reflect those changed settings. This happened because the microservices and whitelist settings were not supported in Guided Configuration 5.0 (BIG-IP 15.0.0), and after upgrading to the new version, the profiles were not correctly synced. This issue has been fixed.
862057 Fixed the issue where the IP Intelligence step was hidden and was not available for the Web Application Comprehensive Protection configuration, even though the user had the correct license. This issue was seen after performing an upgrade from BIG-IQ.

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