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PI90959: CORRECTIONS ARE NEEDED TO THE DOCUMENTATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE CENTER FOR IBM WEBSPHERE APPLICATION SERVER VERSION 9.0

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APAR status

  • Closed as documentation error.

Error description

  • This APAR describes the issues that customers encountered with
    IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 9.0 These issues were
    resolved as knowledge center updates in December, 2017.
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  This APAR provides a cumulative list of     *
    *                  the documentation issues for Dec., 2017     *
    *                  that affect users of IBM WebSphere          *
    *                  Application Server Version 9.0.             *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The Knowledge Centers for WebSphere     *
    *                      Application Server Version 9.0 need     *
    *                      to reflect customer enhancement         *
    *                      requests received in problem            *
    *                      management records (PMRs). These        *
    *                      enhancements can include fixing         *
    *                      technical inaccuracies or clarifying    *
    *                      vague information.                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    See the Problem conclusion section for a description of the
    issues, which are described in customer PMRs, and the
    documentation change or changes that will address these issues.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Note: As we update our knowledge centers, the following
    Version 9.0 modifications will be available. To access the
    latest on-line documentation, go to the product library page
    at http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv/library and
    select the version and product that is appropriate for your
    WebSphere Application Server environment.
    
    The following Version 9.0 issues will be addressed:
    
    ID: 248926(RTC) and PI90959
    Problem: Servlet security methods - explains various servlet
    security methods of the
    javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest interface. - BUT does
    not also indicate in the knowledge center that
    you need to enable security
    settings(Global Security and Application Security) if you use
    these security methods.  Errors can occur as a result.
    Resolution: Topic, Servlet security methods, is updated as
    follows:
    1) for authenticate - add another bullet to the AVOID TROUBLE
    note in this section that reads:
    AVOID TROUBLE: authenticate always returns "false" if global
    and application security are not enabled.
    
    2) for login - add another bullet to the AVOID TROUBLE note in
    this section that reads:
    AVOID TROUBLE: logon is a NOOP if global and application
    security are not enabled.
    
    3) for logout -  at the end of this section add an AVOID
    TROUBLE note that reads:
    AVOID TROUBLE: logout is a NOOP if global and application
    security are not enabled.
    
    4) for isUserInRole - add an AVOID TROUBLE note that
    reads:
    AVOID TROUBLE: isUserInRole returns "false" if global and
    application security are not enabled.
    
    This update also applies to V8.0 and V8.5
    -------
    
    ID: 250260 (RTC)
    Problem: V8.5 text in topic, Web server plug-in
    troubleshooting tips, identifies a message in detailed
    format, but the V9.0 format of the message is different and
    can cause confusion.
    Resolution: Topic, Web server plug-in troubleshooting tips,
    is updated.  The bullet section that describes how to
    determine whether there are network connection problems with
    the plug-in....  has a sentence that will now read:
    Typically you will see the following message when this
    is the case:
    Connection to hostname:port number failed (error code) : error
    message (local port port number)
    
    -------
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI90959

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED DOC

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-12-01

  • Closed date

    2018-01-31

  • Last modified date

    2018-02-12

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 900

Reference #: PI90959

Modified date: 12 February 2018


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