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PI38492: THE PROPFILEPASSWORDENCODER.SH DID NOT WORK PROPERLY WHEN RUNNING FROM COMMAND LINE.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The PropFilePasswordEncoder.sh did not work properly when
    running from command line and using custom encryption class.
    The following error may occur:
    "ERROR:  invalid password encoding exception"
    

Local fix

  • Since the PropFilePasswordEncoder.sh is a customer editable
    file, the local fix for this problem is to add the following
    content to this script before the ${JAVA_EXE} invoke:
    
    if [ -n "${JAVA_EXT_DIRS}" ]; then
        echo JAVA_EXT_DIRS=${JAVA_EXT_DIRS}
    else
        JAVA_EXT_DIRS="${JAVA_HOME}/jre/lib/ext"
        echo set JAVA_EXT_DIRS=${JAVA_EXT_DIRS}
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server on Unix platforms.                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The PropFilePasswordEncoder.sh did      *
    *                      not work properly when running from     *
    *                      command line.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Apply a fix pack that contains this APAR.   *
    ****************************************************************
    The PropFilePasswordEncoder.sh did not work properly when
    running from command line and using custom encryption class.
    The following error may occur:
    "ERROR:  invalid password encoding exception"
    

Problem conclusion

  • There was a problem with the PropFilePasswordEncoder.sh when
    running from the command line.  The ${JAVA_EXT_DIRS} variable
    was not set and configured JCE provider was not loaded.
    
    This problem was fixed under PI20492 for WAS 8.0 and 8.5.5.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.39.  Please refer to the Recommended Updates
    page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

  • Manually edit the ${WAS_HOME}/bin/PropFilePasswordEncoder.sh
    script and set the ${JAVA_EXT_DIRS} variable.  For example,
    add the following contents before launching the Java program.
    
    if [ -n "${JAVA_EXT_DIRS}" ]; then
        echo JAVA_EXT_DIRS=${JAVA_EXT_DIRS}
    else
        JAVA_EXT_DIRS="${JAVA_HOME}/jre/lib/ext"
        echo set JAVA_EXT_DIRS=${JAVA_EXT_DIRS}
    fi
    
    if [ $# -eq 2 ] || [ $# -eq 3 ]
    
    then
            "${JAVA_EXE}" "-Dwas.install.root=$WAS_HOME" ... ...
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI38492

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-04-06

  • Closed date

    2015-06-16

  • Last modified date

    2015-06-16

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

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PI38492

Modified date: 16 June 2015