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PM69070: NEWSAMLTOKEN CANNOT CREATE A SAML TOKEN THAT HAS AN ISSUER WITH A FORMAT ATTRIBUTE

Fixes are available

8.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 5
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
8.5.0.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Fix Pack 2
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
7.0.0.27: 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

  • When a new SAML token is created using newSAMLToken, a Format
    attribute cannot be added to the Issuer element in the SAML
    token.  For instance:
    
    <Issuer Format="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:
    X509SubjectName">CN=Alice, O=IBM, C=US</Issuer>
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server            *
    *                  WS-Security enabled JAX-WS applications     *
    *                  and SAML                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: An Issuer with a Format attribute       *
    *                      cannot be created in a SAML token       *
    *                      created with newSAMLToken               *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack that contains this       *
    *                  APAR.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    When a new SAML token is created using the API newSAMLToken, a
    Format attribute cannot be added to the Issuer element in the
    SAML token.  For instance, you may want this:
    <Issuer Format="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:
    X509SubjectName">CN=Alice, O=IBM, C=US</Issuer>
    But you can only get this:
    <Issuer>CN=Alice, O=IBM, C=US</Issuer>
    

Problem conclusion

  • The WS-Security runtime is updated to allow you to specify the
    Format attribute on the Issuer in the SAML token.  To specify
    the Format attribute, add the following property to the
    SAMLIssuerConfig.properties file:
    
    IssuerFormat=(desiredFormat)
    
    For example:
    
    IssuerFormat=urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:X509Subje
    ctName
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.27, 8.0.0.5, and 8.5.0.2.  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

    PM69070

  • 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

    2012-07-17

  • Closed date

    2012-07-24

  • Last modified date

    2012-07-24

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM69070

Modified date: 24 July 2012