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PM76920: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION IN THE TRUST ASSOCIATION MANAGER CAUSES A CONNNECTION REFUSED PROBLEM WITH APPLICATION.

Fixes are available

PM76920; 8.0.0.4: nullpointerexception in the trust association manager
PM76920; 7.0.0.25: nullpointerexception in the trust association manager
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 customer is getting NullPointerException in the trust
    association manager causing a connection refused problem with
    application.
    .
    [10/31/12 11:21:02:041 EDT]     FFDC
    Exception:java.lang.NullPointerException
    SourceId:com.ibm.ws.security.web.WebAuthenticator.authenticate
    ProbeId:3472
    Reporter:com.ibm.ws.security.web.WebAuthenticator@4d764d76
    java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    com.ibm.ws.security.web.TrustAssociationManager.getInterceptor(T
    rustAssociationManager.java:134)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.security.web.WebAuthenticator.handleTrustAssociation(
    WebAuthenticator.java:378)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.security.web.WebAuthenticator.authenticate(WebAuthent
    icator.java:3296)
    ...
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server using a Trust association            *
    *                  interceptor.                                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: There is a NullPointerException when    *
    *                      getting an interceptor.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    NullPointerException when getting trust association
    interceptors.  This can cause errors later like authentication
    or authorization errors.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM76920

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-11-12

  • Closed date

    2012-12-11

  • Last modified date

    2012-12-11

  • 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: 8.0

Reference #: PM76920

Modified date: 11 December 2012