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PM30332: STRINGINDEXOUTOFBOUNDSEXCEPTION ERROR WHEN VALIDATING LTPA TOKEN

Fixes are available

7.0.0.19: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 19
8.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 1
7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
8.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 2
8.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 3
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
8.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 4
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
8.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 5
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
8.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 6
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
8.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 7
8.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 8
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
8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
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

  • StringIndexOutOfBoundsException error when validating LTPA Token
    
    
    Request fails due to following error.
    
    --------------------------
    [8/31/10 20:02:42:191 CEST] 00000034 LTPAServerObj E
    SECJ0373E:
    
    Cannot create credential for the user <null> due to failed
    validation
    of the LTPA token. The exception is java.lang.
    StringIndexOutOfBoundsException
            at java.lang.String.substring(String.java:1092)
            at
    com.ibm.ws.security.ltpa.CrossRealmUtil.getCredForForeignUser
    (CrossRealmUtil.java:194)
            at com.ibm.ws.security.ltpa.LTPAServerObject.validate
    (LTPAServerObject.java:1544)
            at com.ibm.ws.security.ltpa.LTPAServerObject.validate
    (LTPAServerObject.java:1485)
            at com.ibm.ws.security.server.lm.ltpaLoginModule.login
    (ltpaLoginModule.java:799)
            at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native
    Method)
            at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke
    (NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:48)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server who enabled security and LTPA        *
    *                  authentication                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: SECJ0373E is thrown                     *
    *                      while validating LTPA Token due to      *
    *                      StringIndexOutOfBoundsException         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When user registry is configured to use "Automatically
    generated server identity" and Identity Assertion is enabled,
    there was a case where the LTPAToken is created without a Realm
    name. This causes the LTPA Token validation to fail.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

  • Change user registry configuration from using "Automatically
    generated server identity" to "Server identity that is stored
    in the repository".
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM30332

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-01-12

  • Closed date

    2011-03-27

  • Last modified date

    2011-03-27

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM30332

Modified date: 27 March 2011