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PM19639: WS-SECURITY EMITS SOAP 1.1 FAULT CODES IN RESPONSE TO SOAP 1.2 MESSAGES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When implementing a SOAP 1.2 WebService, problems with the
    SOAP Fault Codes that the WebService delivers can be found.
    The Faults follow the SOAP 1.2 syntax and use the SOAP 1.2
    namespace.  However, the value in the node soapenv:Value
    follow the SOAP 1.1 specification.  The soapenv:Value
    delivered by WS-Security is not on the list of SOAP 1.2
    allowed codes.
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server Feature    *
    *                  Pack for Web Services users of WS-Security  *
    *                  enabled web services applications and SOAP  *
    *                  1.2                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: WS-Security SOAP 1.2 fault codes are    *
    *                      incorrectly emitted with SOAP 1.1       *
    *                      fault codes                             *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack that contains this APAR. *
    ****************************************************************
    When the WS-Security runtime emits a SOAP Fault in response to
    a SOAP 1.2 message, instead of returning a valid SOAP 1.2
    fault code, it returns a SOAP 1.1 fault code.  For example:
    
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><soapenv:Envelope
    xmlns:soapenv="
    http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope">
    <soapenv:Body>
    <soapenv:Fault xmlns:axis2ns71="http://schemas.xmlsoap.
    org/soap/envelope/">
    <soapenv:Code>
    <soapenv:Value>axis2ns71:Server.
    securityException</soapenv:Value>
    </soapenv:Code>
    <soapenv:Reason>
    <soapenv:Text xml:lang="en-US">CWWSS6521E: The
    Login failed because of an exception: javax.security.auth.login.
    LoginException: CWWSS7062E: Failed to check username
    [BITS_was_00] and password in the UserRegsitry:
    WSSUserRegistryProcessor.checkRegistry()
    =false</soapenv:Text>
    </soapenv:Reason>
    <soapenv:Detail/>
    </soapenv:Fault>
    </soapenv:Body>
    </soapenv:Envelope>
    
    Using the above example, the SOAP 1.2 fault code that should
    be returned by the WS-Security runtime should be
    "soapenv:Sender".
    

Problem conclusion

  • The WS-Security runtime is updated to emit the proper SOAP 1.2
    fault code when a fault is returned in response to a SOAP 1.2
    message.  In order to enable this behavior, the following
    WS-Security general custom property must be set to true:
    
    com.ibm.wsspi.wssecurity.login.useSoap12FaultCodes
    
    Valid values for this property are true and false; the default
    is false.
    
    This property should be set in the WS-Secrutiy "Inbound" or
    "Inbound and Outbound" custom properties:
    
    (bindingName)->WS-Security->Custom Properties
    
    Following is an example of a valid SOAP 1.2 fault that will be
    returned when the property is set to true:
    
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><soapenv:Envelope
    xmlns:soapenv="
    http://www.w3.org/2003/05/soap-envelope">
    <soapenv:Body>
    <soapenv:Fault>
    <soapenv:Code>
    <soapenv:Value>soapenv:Sender</soapenv:Value>
    <soapenv:Subcode>
    <soapenv:Value
    xmlns:axis2ns1="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-
    200401-wss-wssecurity-secext-1.0.xsd">
    axis2ns1:FailedAuthentication</soapenv:Value>
    </soapenv:Subcode>
    </soapenv:Code>
    <soapenv:Reason>
    <soapenv:Text>CWWSS6521E: The Login failed because
    of an exception: javax.security.auth.login.LoginException:
    CWWSS7062E: Failed to check username [user1] and password in
    the UserRegsitry: WSSUserRegistryProcessor.checkRegistry()=false
    </soapenv:Text>
    </soapenv:Reason>
    <soapenv:Detail></soapenv:Detail>
    </soapenv:Fault>
    </soapenv:Body>
    </soapenv:Envelope>
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 6.1.0.35.  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

    PM19639

  • Reported component name

    WEBSERVIC FEATU

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0850

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-08-02

  • Closed date

    2010-09-28

  • Last modified date

    2010-09-28

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

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

    PM21088

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBSERVIC FEATU

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0850

Applicable component levels

  • R610 PSY

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 6.1

Reference #: PM19639

Modified date: 28 September 2010