I'm trying to configure LDAP on a NetBackup Appliance via the commandline. I go to Settings > Security > Authentication > ActiveDirectory > Configure, but the username I'm using has special characters in it (the "dash" or "minus" symbol). So for example, the username is "netbackup-admin". The Appliance apparently doesn't like special characters in the username. Is there a way to escape the character? I've tried using single/double quotations, forward/back slashes etc but no go. Is there no other way other than changing the username?
NetBackup Appliance 5230 version 188.8.131.52
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If you are copying/pasting from MS Word, or Outlook, or any text based application which supports 16bit characters - then you may have this behaviour.
Just as a test... try this... open Notepad, type your command in again in full in Notepad (do not copy from MS Word/Outlook), then try copying your command from Notepad to the CLI of the appliance... does that work? If it works, then the problem is defined as... the "-" character in MS Word is not the same as the "-" character in Notepad. I won't bore you with the details. BTW the same is often true for the double quotes character, i.e. this character: "