PM36219: NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION is thrown on getting nested group members
Closed as program error.
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)
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.
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 22.214.171.124. Please refer to the Recommended Updates page for delivery information: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
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