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PM13063: CENTRALIZED KEY STORES CANNOT BE USED TO PROCESS SAML TOKENS

Fixes are available

7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for AIX
7.0.0.15: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for HP-UX
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for IBM i
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Linux
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Solaris
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Windows
7.0.0.17: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 17
7.0.0.17: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.19: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 19
7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
7.0.0.19: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.21: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.23: Java SDK 1.6 SR10 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.25: Java SDK 1.6 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR12 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • WebSphere Application Server centralized key stores cannot be
    used for the generation or consumption of SAML tokens using
    JAX-WS WS-Security.
    

Local fix

  • NA
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0 users *
    *                  of WS-Security enabled JAX-WS web services  *
    *                  applications, SAML tokens, and centralized  *
    *                  key stores                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: WebSphere Application Server            *
    *                      centralized key stores cannot be used   *
    *                      to process SAML tokens with JAX-WS      *
    *                      WS-Security                             *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack that includes this APAR. *
    ****************************************************************
    If the JAX-WS WS-Security runtime is configured using
    WebSphere Application Server centralized key stores for the
    generation or consumption of SAML tokens, the SAML token may
    not be processed.  A message like the following can be seen in
    a trace.log:
    
    [2/9/10 18:41:33:798 EST] 0000001b WSSecurityGen E
    CWWSS5514E: An exception while processing WS-Security message.
    [2/9/10 18:41:33:818 EST] 0000001b WSSecurityGen 3   Error in
    security handler: org.apache.axis2.AxisFault:
    CWWSS6521E: The Login failed because of an exception:
    javax.security.auth.login.LoginException:
    com.ibm.websphere.wssecurity.wssapi.WSSException
    
    Information that is logged into an FFDC file will vary
    depending on the location where the key store was configured.
    The following is one is example:
    
    javax.security.auth.login.LoginException:
    com.ibm.websphere.wssecurity.wssapi.WSSException
     at
    com.ibm.ws.wssecurity.wssapi.token.impl.SAMLGenerateLoginModule.
    selfIssueSAMLToken(SAMLGenerateLoginModule.java:517)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.wssecurity.wssapi.token.impl.SAMLGenerateLoginModule.
    processClientSideSAMLIssue(SAMLGenerateLoginModule.java:297)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.wssecurity.wssapi.token.impl.SAMLGenerateLoginModule.
    processClientSideSAML(SAMLGenerateLoginModule.java:248)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.wssecurity.wssapi.token.impl.SAMLGenerateLoginModule.
    createSAMLToken(SAMLGenerateLoginModule.java:232)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.wssecurity.wssapi.token.impl.SAMLGenerateLoginModule.
    login(SAMLGenerateLoginModule.java:184)
    

Problem conclusion

  • The runtime always requires a password be supplied with a
    key store in the WS-Security policy bindings.  If a password is
    not supplied, an error will occur. Because WebSphere
    centralized key stores must be configured in the bindings
    without passwords, an error will always occur when a
    centralized key store is configured.
    
    The runtime is updated to not require a password when a
    WebSphere centralized key store is configured.  The runtime is
    also updated to emit key store errors immediately when they
    occur so that the reason for the failure doesn't get obscured.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.15.  Please refer to the Recommended Updates
    page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM13063

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-04-25

  • Closed date

    2010-09-07

  • Last modified date

    2010-09-07

  • 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 #: PM13063

Modified date: 07 September 2010