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Import does not work when password has control characters



Unable to import using the import utility when the password has control characters.

Error Messages

SAX parser exception - XML Malformed

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Set the database password such that it contains a '&' character
  2. Use the imort utility for deploying product jar files
  3. Pass control characters like &, <, >, ', " as the password

Root Cause

A defect in Pegasystems’ code or rules.


An enhancement request, FDBK-18345 has been created for consideration by Pega Product Management. 


Published May 22, 2019 - Updated October 8, 2020

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