GroupID 8 and above - Self-Service
We have created several groups with an asterisk (*) in their display name, such as *Engineering. We are not able to search these groups using the Self-Service portal's advanced search. How can we search such groups?
Using GroupID Self-Service, when we perform a search, it parses an LDAP search string to Active Directory. Since an asterisk character (*) is used as a wildcard operator in an LDAP filter, so when we search using an *, this would be a wildcard search that results in everything.
Similarly, when we search with "*eng", Active Directory will be queried for all objects starting with "eng" and search results will not include "*Engineering".
Escape characters are used in searches to filter out any special character, as shown below:
- Launch the Self-Service portal.
- On the Advanced Search page, provide the group's display name as "\2Aengineering".
It will return the group "*Engineering".
More characters that need to be escaped:
Character Escape Character * \2A ( \28 ) \29 \ \5C Nul \00