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PI37945: 'NULL' MESSAGE IN ADMIN CONSOLE CAUSED BY NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION WHEN MODIFYING SSLCONFIG DUE TO MISSING TRUSTSTORE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Modifying the SSL configuration in the admin console under
    Security > SSL certificate and key management > SSL
    configurations
      Select a configuration
     then go to
          > Quality of protection (QoP) settings
    
    Changing the "Protocol" caused the  Messages: 'null' to appear
    at the top of the screen.
    
    
    The selected configuration was missing a "trustStore" causing a
    NullPointerException in the console code.
    

Local fix

  • Add the missing trustStore to the respective configuration
    (e.g. NodeDefaultSSLSettings or whichever configuration
    receives the error)
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V8.5 using the administrative        *
    *                  console to modify the SSL config.           *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The Quality of protection settings      *
    *                      cannot be changed when the SSL          *
    *                      configuration does not contain a        *
    *                      keyStore or a trustStore.               *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The console code tried to set parameters on the
    modifySSLConfig command for objects that didn't exist.  This
    caused a null pointer exception that would only display an
    null on the console.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI37945

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Reported component ID

    5655I3500

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-03-27

  • Closed date

    2015-05-14

  • Last modified date

    2018-03-07

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    PI94826

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Fixed component ID

    5655I3500

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
General

Software version: 850

Reference #: PI37945

Modified date: 07 March 2018