IY93604: TAM POLICY SERVER BECOME UNRESPONSIVE OR CRASH
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Closed as program error.
ENVIRONMENT L2 machine where the problem has been recreated: TAM Policy Server 6.0 FP5 on Linux Sles 9 or Windows 2003 ITDS 6.0 FP2 exact customer environment: RHEL 4 Server, Update 4: Kernel 2.6.9-42.0.2.ELsmp DB 22.214.171.124 (FixPack 11) TDS 6.0 FixPack 3 TAM 6.0 FixPack 5 PROBLEM DESCRIPTION when from pdadmin you run the following command pdadmin sec_master> rsrccred modify ebsskanska rsrctype web set -rsrcuser Andersond -rsrcpwd stendﾔrrd user pippo than TAM Polcy Server become unresponsive or crash. on my windows environemtn the oucome of the above pdadmin command is : Error: HPDBA0282E An unknown exception was caught. No exception information i s available. (status 0x1065211a) The Policy Server however is not crashed but it is necesary to re-start in order to be able again to connect to it using pdadmin CLI. On Linux the outcome is a bit different pdadmin sec_master> rsrccred modify ebsskanska rsrctype web set -rsrcuser Ander ssond -rsrcpwd stendﾔrre user pippo 2007-01-13-05:00:00.391+01:00I----- 0x1354A425 pdadmin ERROR ivc socket mtssecur esocket.cpp 228 0x00000400 HPDCO1061E Timeout occurred while attempting to read from socket. Could not perform the administration request Error: HPDBA0219E An error occurred reading data from an SSL connection. (stat us 0x106520db) anyway also on Linux my test have carried out that the process is not crashed but as in windows it is necessary to re-start the server in order to use it again. I've run the same test on a Solaris with TAM 6.0.5 that use Iplanet as directory server but apparently the same command seems to not create any problem. MORE: customer has confirmed that on his environments ( TAM 6.0.5 on Windows and on Linux RH ) the above command make in both case the process to die ( after running the above command a pd_start status shows the Policy Server down- in my test the Policy Server keep running even if unusuable and a re-start is needed ) STEPS TO REPRODUCE: You can reproduce the error with the following cmd?s in pdadmin: This cmd will work: rsrccred modify ebsskanska rsrctype web set -rsrcuser Anderssond -rsrcpwd stendﾔr user AnderssonD This cmd will crash the pdmgrd: rsrccred modify ebsskanska rsrctype web set -rsrcuser Anderssond -rsrcpwd stendﾔrre user AnderssonD Notes: It does not matter if you assign the rsrcpwd with create or modify, the pdmgrd will crash anyway. The key point seems to be the length and the position of the ﾔ or any other umlaut chracter of the password.
Policy server crashes or hangs when character o umlaut o used in resource credential password.
The fix for this APAR is expected to be cont ained in the following maintenance delivery vehicles: | LA interim fix | 6.0.0-TIV-TAM-LA0008 | fixpack | 6.0.0-TIV-TAM-FP0009
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ACCESS MGR BASE
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ACCESS MGR BASE
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