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PM87134: SECJ0338E UNIXREGISTRYEXCEPTION: NOT A VALID GROUP

Fixes are available

8.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 8
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
8.5.5.2: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 2
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
8.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 9
8.5.5.3: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 3
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
8.5.5.4: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 4
8.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 10
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
8.5.5.5: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 5
8.5.5.6: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 6
8.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 11
8.5.5.7: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 7
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
8.5.5.8: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 8
8.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 12
8.5.5.9: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 9
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
8.5.5.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 10
8.5.5.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 11
8.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
8.5.5.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 12
8.0.0.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 14
8.5.5.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 13
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
8.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.0 Fix Pack 15
7.0.0.45: 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
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Sometimes during startup you may see exceptions similar
    (group name may vary) to the following:
    
    UnixRegistryI E   SECJ0338E: The following error occurs when
    getting the display name of the group "",
    com.ibm.ws.security.registry.unix.UnixRegistryException:
    not a valid group
     at
    com.ibm.ws.security.registry.unix.UnixRegistryImpl.getGroupDispl
    ayName(UnixRegistryImpl.java:193)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.security.registry.UserRegistryImpl.getGroupDisplayNam
    e(UserRegistryImpl.java:559)
     at
    com.ibm.websphere.security._UserRegistry_Stub.getGroupDisplayNam
    e(_UserRegistry_Stub.java:582)
     at
    com.ibm.tws.util.UserRegistries.getGroupName(UserRegistries.java
    :95)
     at
    com.ibm.tws.util.UserRegistries.getCallerGroups(UserRegistries.j
    ava:188)
     at
    com.ibm.tws.conn.plan.ConnPlanBean.getPlanImpl(ConnPlanBean.java
    :105)
     at
    com.ibm.tws.conn.plan.ConnPlanBean.getEngineInformation(ConnPlan
    Bean.java:1598)
    :
    :
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: SECJ0338E error may happen when         *
    *                      getGroupDisplayName method is used      *
    *                      against LocalOS user registry on Unix   *
    *                      environment.                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When Tivoli Workload Scheduler is installed with WebSphere
    Application Server, getGroupDisplayName method might not return
    a valid value due to incorrect memory usage.
    

Problem conclusion

  • With this fix, the code is corrected in order to return a
    correct value.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.31, 8.0.0.8, and 8.5.5.2.  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

    PM87134

  • Reported component name

    EMBEDDED WAS (E

  • Reported component ID

    AIMCWAS00

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-04-16

  • Closed date

    2013-09-27

  • Last modified date

    2013-09-27

  • 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

    EMBEDDED WAS (E

  • Fixed component ID

    AIMCWAS00

Applicable component levels

  • R610 PSY

       UP

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R800 PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server

Software version: 610

Reference #: PM87134

Modified date: 27 September 2013