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PM36219: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION is thrown on getting nested group members

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • VMM throws a NullPointerException when trying to read nested
    group members. The exception was thrown because the value of
    member attributes for group was 'null'. Here is the stack trace
    of the exception:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.adapter.ldap.LdapAdapter.getMembersByMember(LdapA
    dapter.java:2391)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.adapter.ldap.LdapAdapter.getMembers(LdapAdapter.j
    ava:2109)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.adapter.ldap.LdapAdapter.get(LdapAdapter.java:142
    3)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.getImpl(ProfileManager.java:1645)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.genericProfileManagerMethod(Profil
    eManager.java:307)
     at com.ibm.ws.wim.ProfileManager.get(ProfileManager.java:360)
     at
    com.ibm.websphere.wim.ServiceProvider.get(ServiceProvider.java:3
    48)
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • Virtual Member Manager (VMM) throws a NullPointerException
    
    while trying to get nested group members. This happened because
    VMM was not checking if the member attributes were set to null.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The fix involved simply checking for null values in member
    
    attributes in order to avoid NullPointerException.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 7.0.0.19.  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

    PM36219

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Reported component ID

    5655I3500

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-04-05

  • Closed date

    2011-07-24

  • Last modified date

    2011-07-24

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

    PM36009

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Fixed component ID

    5655I3500

Applicable component levels

  • R038 PSY

       UP

  • R700 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
General

Software version: 7.0

Reference #: PM36219

Modified date: 24 July 2011