IC62856: REMOVE PASSWORD LIMIT FOR DB2 LUW INSTALLER

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Starting from V9.5 Fixpak 4 and V9.7 GA, the length limit of
    passwords was increased to the limit of the operating systems.
    This has been updated in the DB2 Information Center.
    However, this change has not been implemented in the DB2
    Installer. Thus, the old length limit on the passwords is still
    enforced, which is 8 characters on Unix/Linux and 14 characters
    on Windows.
    

Local fix

  • Use password lengths within the previously defined limits of 8
    characters on UNIX/Linux and 14 characters on Windows.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * DB2 LUW v9.5                                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * Starting from V9.5 Fixpak 4 and V9.7 GA, the length limit    *
    * ofpasswords was increased to the limit of the                *
    * operatingsystems.This has been updated in the DB2            *
    * Information Center.However, this change has not been         *
    * implemented in the DB2Installer. Thus, the old length limit  *
    * on the passwords isstillenforced, which is 8 characters on   *
    * Unix/Linux and 14characterson Windows.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Use the DB2 LUW v9.5 Fixpak 6 installer in order to          *
    * usealonger password                                          *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • First fixed in DB2 LUW v9.5 Fixpak 6
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC62856

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    950

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2009-08-28

  • Closed date

    2010-07-05

  • Last modified date

    2010-07-05

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    IC62957

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • R950 PSN

       UP



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More support for:

DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version:

9.5

Reference #:

IC62856

Modified date:

2010-07-05

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