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PM76462: APPLDATA IS BEING USED EVEN THOUGH THE REALM CLASS IS NOT ACTIVE

Fixes are available

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
7.0.0.33: 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
7.0.0.29: 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

  • The infocenter says about realm:
    "WebSphere Application Server for z/OS localOS User Registry
    (SAF User Registry) implementation sets the registry realm name
    from the SAFDFLT profile in the REALM class when the REALM class
    is active and the SAFDFLT profile is defined. This realm name is
    specified as the APPLDATA property of the SAFDFLT profile.
    If the realm name cannot be obtained from the OS security
    product (such as RACF), the value of
    protocol_iiop_daemon_listenIPAddress is used instead.
    This can happen, for example, if the REALM class is not active,
    or if the SAFDFLT profile is not defined."
    Customer found this to not be true!
    They found that the APPLDATA was used even if the REALM class
    was not active.
    This lead to a problem in customers environment, with message
    HMGR0149E and
    com.ibm.websphere.security.auth.WSLoginFailedException
    when a login was using the gotten realm name.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V7.0, V8.0, V8.5                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: APPLDATA is being used even though      *
    *                      the REALM Class is not ACTIVE           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Even though the REALM Class is not ACTIVE the APPLDATA is being
    used. This leads can lead to the following message: HMGR0149E
    and com.ibm.websphere.security.auth.WSLoginFailedException
    when a login was using the gotten realm name.
    

Problem conclusion

  • It was noted that during the process of setting the realm, a
    check to determine if the REALM Class was active was not being
    made. The code was modified in order to perform this check
    and determine whether or not to use the APPLDATA.
    
    APAR PM76462 is currently targeted for inclusion in Fix
    Packs 7.0.0.29, 8.0.0.6, and 8.5.0.2 of WebSphere Application
    Server.
    
    Please refer to URL:
    //www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=404&uid=swg27006970
    for Fix Pack availability.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM76462

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Reported component ID

    5655I3500

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-11-05

  • Closed date

    2013-01-31

  • Last modified date

    2013-07-03

  • 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 FOR Z

  • Fixed component ID

    5655I3500

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY UK94926

       UP13/06/20 P F306

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM76462

Modified date: 03 July 2013