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Property with + value is stored with its HTML encoded value



A custom generated cipher encrypts the Text encrypted property value.
When the value for the property has a special character such as '+', the value is stored as its HTML encoded value.

For example, 

ABC+DEF is stored as ABC+DEF

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a custom cipher. Follow the instructions provided in the 'Creating a custom cipher in Pega Platform' article,
  2. Create a text encrypted property.
  3. Set a value with a special character in it. For example, +. 
    Check the value. It is stored with + encoded to +

Root Cause

A defect in Pegasystems’ code or rules.


Apply HFix-50952.

Published April 9, 2019 - Updated October 8, 2020

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