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PM52295: WHEN CREATING A FOREIGN BUS, LEAVING THE INBOUND USER ID BLANK RESULTS IN ACCESS DENIED ERRORS

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8.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 3
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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
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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
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8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
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
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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • While creating a foreign bus using the foreign bus creation
    wizard, if you leave the "Inbound User ID" field blank the
    wizard will insert an empty string value for the inboundUserid
    into the sub-bus.xml.
    
    This empty userid value overrides the any user ids configured
    in messages and leads the the errors in the log as shown in the
    following example:
    
    [10/28/11 9:21:03:390 IST] 0000002a SibMessage    W   [:]
    CWSII0227W:
    The bus securebus2 denied an anonymous user access to send
    messages to the destination _SYSTEM.Exception.Destination.
    [10/28/11 9:21:03:390 IST] 0000002a SibMessage    W   [:]
    CWSIP0313E: A user  is not authorized to access exception
    destination
    _SYSTEM.Exception.Destination.Node01.Server1-Bus1.
    
    In the sib-bus.xml, the inboundUserid attribute is added even
    though it was left blank during the foreign bus creation wizzard
    as seen below:
    
    <virtualLink xmi:type="sibresources:SIBVirtualGatewayLink"
    xmi:id="SIBVirtualGatewayLink_12345"
    name="Bus1:Bus2" uuid="67890" inboundUserid="">
    
    This attribute value is overriding any userids sent in messages
    or over the secure bus link.
    When a user attempts to put a message onto the foreign
    destination, the empty userid value is used and assumed to be
    anonymous, therefore permission is denied.
    

Local fix

  • You can correct the configuration in the following way:
    
    1.  Navigate to the properties of the foreign bus and set a
    userid in the Inbound User ID field.
    
    2.  Save the changes.
    
    3.  Navigate back to the forign bus properties and remove
    the value in the Inbound User ID field.
    
    4.  Save the changes.
    
    The inboundUserid attribute is removed from the sib-bus.xml as
    in the following example and the connection works as expected:
    
    <virtualLink xmi:type="sibresources:SIBVirtualGatewayLink"
    xmi:id="SIBVirtualGatewayLink_1319772922647"
    name="securebus1:securebus2" uuid="021401B7FA2C9BA7FFC711D7">
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  Users of the default messaging provider     *
    *                  for IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.0    *
    *                  and 8.0.                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When a user attempts to put a message   *
    *                      onto the foreign destination over the   *
    *                      secure bus link, there is permission    *
    *                      denied error.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    In the sib-bus.xml, the inboundUserid attribute was added even
    though inboundUserid textbox was left blank during the foreign
    bus creation wizard as seen below:
    <virtualLink xmi:type="sibresources:SIBVirtualGatewayLink"
    xmi:id="SIBVirtualGatewayLink_12345"
    name="Bus1:Bus2" uuid="67890" inboundUserid="">
    This attribute value was overriding any userids configured in
    messages or over the secure bus link. When a user attempted to
    put a message onto the foreign destination, the empty userid
    value esd used and assumed to be anonymous, therefore
    permission esd denied.
    sib-bus.xml is not expected to have "inboundUserid" attribute
    when it has empty value.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Source code has been modified not to add "inboundUserid"
    attribute into sib-bus.xml if the attribute has no value.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.23 and 8.0.0.3.  Please refer to the Recommended
    Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

  • In the admin console, go to the edit properies of the
    foreign bus. Then click save button (leave the "inboundUserid"
    as it wss). Edit doesn't add "inboundUserid" attribute into
    the sib-bus.xml if "inboundUserid" is empty.
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM52295

  • 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

    2011-11-15

  • Closed date

    2011-12-30

  • Last modified date

    2012-03-09

  • 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

  • R800 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM52295

Modified date: 09 March 2012