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PM91916: ADMINTASK.UPDATEIDMGRLDAPSERVER FAILS WITH NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION

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

  • Running a jython script to configure federated repositories
    fails with "NullPointerException"  when invalid userid or
    password are specified. The client would like a more specific
    message.
     -
    The problem is seen when there is a federated LDAP repository.
    This is an example of the command formatted to make it easier
    to read:
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    AdminTask.updateIdMgrLDAPServer('■
     -id MY_LDAP -host ldaphost.domain.com -port 389
     -bindDN  "cn=wasadmin,cn=users,dc=ldaphost,dc=local"
     -bindPassword WRONGPW ')
    -----------------------------------------------------------
     -
    The response on the command line shows:
    WASX7015E: Exception running command:
     "AdminTask.updateIdMgrLDAPServer('■-id MY_LDAP
     -host ldaphost.domain.com
     -port 389
     -bindDN "cn=wasadmin,cn=users,dc=ldaphost,dc=local"
     -bindPassword ***** ')";
    exception information:
     java.lang.NullPointerException: java.lang.NullPointerException
      ----
    Seeing java.lang.NullPointerException is too generic and does
    not help the user find the cause of the problem. A more
    detailed message that points to the user id or password as the
    cause of the problem should be displayed.
     -
    This is the error that will come out when the problem is fixed:
    CWWIM5020E  Could not connect to the
    ldap://ldaphost.domain.com:389 repository using properties:
     ■port=389,■ldapServerType=IDS, ■bindDN=cn=root,
     ■host=ldaphost.domain.com,
     ■certificateMapMode=exactdn,■sslConfiguration=,
     ■certificateFilter=,
     ■sslEnabled=false,■connectTimeout=0,■bindPassword=****,
     ■authentication=simple,■id=MY-LDAP,.
    

Local fix

  • None
     -
    Keywords: LDAP AD TDS wsamin admintask security
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: LDAP repository configuration CLIs      *
    *                      throws NPE when wrong Bind DN           *
    *                      password is provided.                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    VMM throws NullPointerExcepton if wrong Bind DN password
    is provided in LDAP repository configuration CLIs.
    Instead it should give proper error message like Invalid
    credentials.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The fix corrects the code to check if password is incorrect it
    will throw proper exception on the console
    
    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

    PM91916

  • 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

    2013-06-26

  • Closed date

    2013-10-15

  • Last modified date

    2013-10-15

  • 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 #: PM91916

Modified date: 15 October 2013