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PM79691: OPTION REQUIRED FOR SOAPACTION HEADER HTTP HEADER FIELD-VALUE TO BE QUOTED TO INCREASE INTEROPERABILITY

Fixes are available

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

  • Some WebService providers require a pair of quotes enclosing
    the value of soapAction in RFH2 header, otherwise it returns an
    ActionMismatch soapfault.
    
    A soap Request sent from our JAX-WS client, which does not
    provide any options to control the format of the soapAction,
    might be rejected by some WebService providers with a
    fault
    
    Furthermore, according to WS Basic Profile 1,1
    (http://www.ws-i.org/profiles/basicprofile-1.1.html), SOAPAction
    Header field-value must be quoted for Interoperability
    
    JAX-WS generates RFH2 headers:
    ....
    <soapAction>http://abc.com/MyService/getActDetails/response
    </soapAction>
    ...
    ...
    <contentType>application/soap+xml; charset=UTF-8;
    .
    WebService provider expects RFH2 headers:
    .
    <soapAction>"http://abc.com/MyService/getActDetails/response"
    </soapAction>
    ...
    ...
    <contentType>application/soap+xml; charset=UTF-8;
    ..
    ..
    

Local fix

  • Use JAX-WS handler to add the double quotes around value of
    SOAPAction
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Some WebService providers require a     *
    *                      pair of quotes enclosing the value of   *
    *                      soapAction in RFH2 header, otherwise    *
    *                      it returns an ActionMismatch            *
    *                      soapfault.                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When the JAX-WS engine generates SOAP over JMS message the
    value of soapAction is not enclosed in quotes. This may result
    in an ActionMismatch soapfault from some WebService providers.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The JAX-WS engine is changed to formulate the the value of
    soapAction with enclosing quotes.
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 7.0.0.29,8.0.0.6 and the fix pack following
    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

    PM79691

  • 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

    2012-12-21

  • Closed date

    2013-02-12

  • Last modified date

    2013-02-12

  • 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

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM79691

Modified date: 12 February 2013