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Cisco Bug: CSCul69592 - ASA:Webvpn character encoding instructions unclear

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Apr 16, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Firewalls

Known Affected Releases

9.1(1)

Description (partial)

Symptom:
Using an invalid character encoding type. Currently, when we configure character-encoding under webvpn, we see:

ASA(config-webvpn)# character-encoding ?

webvpn mode commands/options:
  WORD < 41 char  This is the character set (case insensitive) used to display
                  WebVPN portal pages. Please refer to
                  http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets for the
                  official names of the character sets

This is unclear and a lot of customers specify the encoding type to be "unicode", which is not valid. So, the information for this must be specific and must say: 


webvpn mode commands/options:
  WORD < 41 char  This is the character set (case insensitive) used to display
                  WebVPN portal pages. You can use either the NAME or the ALIAS of a character set                       listed at http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets. Example is "character-encoding utf-8".

Conditions:
ASA 9.0.2 onwards, with character-encoding configured.
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