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PM30701: TRIVIAL AUTHENTICATION, TWICE IN SUCCESSION, FAILS UNLESS JNDI CACHE IS CLEARED FIRST.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Instantiating java.naming.InitialContext with JNDI security
    properties does not always set security credentials on the
    thread.
    

Local fix

  • The client is currently having their application clear the JNDI
    cache before authentication, which is an enormous performance
    issue.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Instantiating                           *
    *                      java.naming.InitialContext with JNDI    *
    *                      security properties does not always     *
    *                      set security credentials on the         *
    *                      thread.                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Instantiating java.naming.InitialContext with JNDI security
    properties does not always set security credentials on the
    thread. Specifically, if the initial context factory finds a
    cached initial context, it bypasses security property
    processing.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem has been corrected. The initial context factory
    now always processes JNDI security properties.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.17.  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

    PM30701

  • 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

    2011-01-18

  • Closed date

    2011-02-28

  • Last modified date

    2011-02-28

  • 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

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM30701

Modified date: 28 February 2011