SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2585549 - Site ID with special characters causes errors


When trying to log on/register a user to a External Site encounter a Java error similar to the following:

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Control character in cookie value or attribute.


SuccessFactors Learning Management System (LMS) - All Supported Versions

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log in to LMS as Admin
  2. Go to System Admin > Application Admin > Sites > Add New
  3. Create a Site ID that contains a Special Character (such as umlaut characters ä , ö , ü , ß , é or *, @, | ) and Save
  4. Try to Log on to the External Site or Register a new User on the site and the error appears


This is caused by special characters in the Site ID


Create a new Site ID with no special characters therefore eliminating the possibility of the error occuring.


Site ID, special characters, Control character, External, java.lang.IllegalArgumentException, Control character in cookie value or attribute , KBA , LOD-SF-LMS-ADM , System Admin, Global Variables, References , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Learning all versions