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PM17173: ADDITIONAL DEBUG MESSAGES ADDED WHEN "SECURE" FLAG IS ENABLED IN SSO SETTINGS.

Fixes are available

7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for AIX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for HP-UX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for IBM i
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Linux
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Solaris
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Windows
7.0.0.13: Java SDK 1.6 SR8FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for AIX
7.0.0.15: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for HP-UX
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for IBM i
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Linux
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Solaris
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Windows
7.0.0.17: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 17
7.0.0.17: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.19: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 19
7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
7.0.0.37: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 37
7.0.0.39: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 39
7.0.0.41: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 41
7.0.0.43: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 43
7.0.0.45: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 45
7.0.0.19: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.21: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.23: Java SDK 1.6 SR10 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.25: Java SDK 1.6 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR12 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
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

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Additional debug messages added when "Secure" flag is enabled
    in SSO settings.
    
    When Secure flag is not set on the LTPA cookie, we are going to
    print
    following message.
    
    [6/23/10 11:03:32:875 EDT] 00000018 WebAttributes 3   Cookie
    will be
    sent over both http and https protocol
    
    When Secure flag is set on the LTPA cookie, we are going to
    print
    following.
    
    [6/23/10 11:03:40.764 EDT] 00000018 WebAttributes 3   Cookie is
    secure.
    It will be sent only over https protocol.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server using LTPA token                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: LTPA Token looks disappeared            *
    *                      when URL is redirected/forwarded over   *
    *                      http protocol causes users logged out   *
    *                      from application.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When "Requires SSL" is enabled in Single sign-on panel
    in administration console, the LTPA token is created with
    "Secure" cookie attribute.  LTPA token is sent only over https
    protocol and not sent over http protocol. This is an expected
    behavior, however it is not easy to find out why LTPA token is
    not sent over to the next page.  This APAR will clearly show
    in the trace LTPA token attribute.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Additional trace message is in place to indicate
    whether or not LTPA token is sent over HTTP and HTTPS, or HTTP
    only. The message will show up when LTPA token is set to HTTP
    response.
    
    When "Requires SSL" is enabled,
    1. Security -> Global security
    2. Expand "Web and SIP security"
    3. Click "Single sign-on(SSO)"
    4. Enable "Requires SSL" checkbox.
    
    Trace will show:
    "[6/23/10 11:03:40.764 EDT] 00000018
    WebAttributes 3   Cookie is secure. It will be sent only over
    https protocol."
    
    If "Require SSL" is disabled, the trace will show:
    [6/23/10 11:03:32:875 EDT] 00000018 WebAttributes 3   Cookie
    will be sent over both http and https protocol
    
    This APAR applies to WebSphere Application Server v7 and above.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.13.  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

    PM17173

  • 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

    2010-06-24

  • Closed date

    2010-07-19

  • Last modified date

    2010-07-19

  • 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



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM17173

Modified date: 19 July 2010