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PM79708: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION IN GETCURRENTNODEGROUPSCOPENAMES PREVENTING SERVER STARTUP WHEN SSL INITIALIZES

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

  • NullPointerException thrown during JVM startup in the
    getCurrentNodeGroupScopeNames during SSL initialization. The
    exception occurs with security both disabled or enabled.
    
    Exception stack:
    
    SSLComponentI A   CWPKI0007I: SSL service failed to start
    successfully
    WsServerImpl  E   WSVR0100W: An error occurred initializing,
    dmgr [class com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ServerImpl]
    com.ibm.ws.exception.ConfigurationError:
    com.ibm.websphere.ssl.SSLException:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
        at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.core.SSLComponentImpl.initialize(SSLComponentImpl
    .java:20
    8)
        at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ContainerHelper.initWsComponent(Con
    tainerHe
    lper.java:1192)
        at
    com.ibm.ws.runtime.component.ContainerHelper.initializeComponent
    (Contain
    erHelper.java:1099)
    
    Caused by: com.ibm.websphere.ssl.SSLException:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
        at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.config.SSLConfigManager.initializeServerSSL(SSLCo
    nfigMana
    ger.java:347)
        at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.core.SSLComponentImpl.initialize(SSLComponentImpl
    .java:14
    5)
        ... 36 more
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
        at
    com.ibm.ws.security.config.AdminDataImpl.getCurrentNodeGroupScop
    eNames(A
    dminDataImpl.java:475)
        at
    com.ibm.ws.ssl.config.ManagementScopeManager.getNodeGroupScopeNa
    mes(Mana
    gementScopeManager.java:221)
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: WebSphere Application Server might      *
    *                      fail to start when certain SSL          *
    *                      configurations are used for an          *
    *                      inbound connection.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When NodeGroup scope is used for default inbound SSL
    configuration, the WebSphere Application Server fails to start
    because SSL configuration code fails to enumerate the list of
    NodeGroup names due to a NullPointerException.
    

Problem conclusion

  • With this fix, NodeGroup names are enumerated properly, and
    WebSphere Application Server starts properly.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 8.0.0.6 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

    PM79708

  • 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

    2012-12-24

  • Closed date

    2013-01-10

  • Last modified date

    2013-01-28

  • 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

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 8.0

Reference #: PM79708

Modified date: 28 January 2013