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Text strings

Text strings are used to name entities in the FortiGate configuration. For example, the name of a firewall address, administrator, or interface are all text strings.

The following characters cannot be used in text strings, as they present cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities:

  • - double quotes
  • ' - single quote
  • > - greater than
  • < - less than

Most GUI text fields prevent XSS vulnerable characters from being added.

Note

VDOM names and hostnames can only use numbers (0-9), letters (a-z and A-Z), dashes, and underscores.

The tree CLI command can be used to view the number of characters allowed in a name field. For example, entering the following commands show that a firewall address name can contain up to 80 characters, while its FQDN can contain 256 characters:

tree firewall address
-- [address] --*name    (80)
             |- uuid
             |- subnet
             |- type
             |- sub-type
             |- clearpass-spt
             |- [macaddr] --*macaddr    (128)
             |- start-ip
             |- end-ip
             |- fqdn    (256)
             |- country         (3)
             |- wildcard-fqdn   (256)
             |- cache-ttl       (0,86400)
             |- wildcard
             |- sdn     (36)
             |- [fsso-group] --*name    (512)
             |- interface       (36)
             |- tenant  (36)
             |- organization    (36)
             |- epg-name        (256)
             |- subnet-name     (256)
             |- sdn-tag         (16)
             |- policy-group    (16)
             |- obj-tag         (256)
             |- obj-type
             |- tag-detection-level     (16)
             |- tag-type        (64)
             |- dirty
             |- comment
             |- associated-interface    (36)
             |- color   (0,32)
             |- filter
             |- sdn-addr-type
             |- node-ip-only
             |- obj-id
             |- [list] --*ip    (36)
                       |- obj-id        (128)
                       +- net-id        (128)
             |- [tagging] --*name       (64)
                          |- category   (64)
                          +- [tags] --*name     (80)
             |- allow-routing
             +- fabric-object

Text strings are used to name entities in the FortiGate configuration. For example, the name of a firewall address, administrator, or interface are all text strings.

The following characters cannot be used in text strings, as they present cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities:

  • - double quotes
  • ' - single quote
  • > - greater than
  • < - less than

Most GUI text fields prevent XSS vulnerable characters from being added.

Note

VDOM names and hostnames can only use numbers (0-9), letters (a-z and A-Z), dashes, and underscores.

The tree CLI command can be used to view the number of characters allowed in a name field. For example, entering the following commands show that a firewall address name can contain up to 80 characters, while its FQDN can contain 256 characters:

tree firewall address
-- [address] --*name    (80)
             |- uuid
             |- subnet
             |- type
             |- sub-type
             |- clearpass-spt
             |- [macaddr] --*macaddr    (128)
             |- start-ip
             |- end-ip
             |- fqdn    (256)
             |- country         (3)
             |- wildcard-fqdn   (256)
             |- cache-ttl       (0,86400)
             |- wildcard
             |- sdn     (36)
             |- [fsso-group] --*name    (512)
             |- interface       (36)
             |- tenant  (36)
             |- organization    (36)
             |- epg-name        (256)
             |- subnet-name     (256)
             |- sdn-tag         (16)
             |- policy-group    (16)
             |- obj-tag         (256)
             |- obj-type
             |- tag-detection-level     (16)
             |- tag-type        (64)
             |- dirty
             |- comment
             |- associated-interface    (36)
             |- color   (0,32)
             |- filter
             |- sdn-addr-type
             |- node-ip-only
             |- obj-id
             |- [list] --*ip    (36)
                       |- obj-id        (128)
                       +- net-id        (128)
             |- [tagging] --*name       (64)
                          |- category   (64)
                          +- [tags] --*name     (80)
             |- allow-routing
             +- fabric-object