PM53356: SSL IS ALWAYS USED WHEN A XS CLIENT SECURITY CONFIGURATION FILE IS USED REGARDLESS OF THE TRANSPORTTYPE DEFINED IN THE FILE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • A user defines the eXtreme Scale client properties path in the
    XS admin console.  The properties file specified has
    transportType defined to a value other than SSL.  The defined
    value of the transportType is not used and instead SSL is always
    used.
    

Local fix

  • If the transportType is TCP/IP do not define a security.props
    file in the eXtreme Scale client properties path.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  WebSphere eXreme Scale monitoring console   *
    *                  users that are using secure                 *
    *                  connections.                                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The connection status does not          *
    *                      change, even though the appropriate     *
    *                      client security credentials were        *
    *                      specified.                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install an interim fix that contains this   *
    *                  APAR.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    The connection status for the catalog service domain in the
    monitoring console remains in "Connection Error" state after
    the connection using client authentication was properly
    configured.
    This problem occurs when a client security
    configuration file is defined on the system hosting the
    monitoring console. The path to this file is specified in the
    eXtreme scale client properties path file on the
    Settings > eXtreme Scale Domains > domain_name panel.
    The runtime interprets the transportType property that is
    specified in the client security configuration file as
    "SSL-Supported" instead of the specified "TCP/IP" value.
    As a result, repeated attempts to make
    a connection that fail because SSL
    properties are not specified.  The following
    exception results:
    [10/3/11 9:58:44:591 ICT] 3d383d38 ORBRas        E
    com.ibm.ws.orbimpl.transport.WSTransport createServerSocket
    ConfiguredGridPoller ORBX0390E: Cannot create listener thread.
    Exception=[ org.omg.CORBA.INTERNAL:
    CAUGHT_EXCEPTION_WHILE_CONFIGURING_SSL_SERVER_SOCKET,
    Exception=com.ibm.websphere.ssl.SSLException:
    SSLContext could not be created due to null SSL properties.
    vmcid: 0x49421000  minor code: 7completed: No ].
    [10/3/11 9:58:44:591 ICT] 3d383d38 StatsRetrieve d
    StatsRetrieverRouter:
    connection failed to wxsHost01P:11809,wxsHost02P:11809
    ....
    

Problem conclusion

  • The runtime was corrected to read the transportType specified
    in the client security configuration properties file. This
    correction allows the correct transportType value to be used.
    Attempts to connect to the catalog servers using the SSL
    transport when SSL properties are not specified are prevented.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM53356

  • Reported component name

    XD EXTREME SCAL

  • Reported component ID

    5724J3402

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-12-01

  • Closed date

    2012-01-13

  • Last modified date

    2012-01-13

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    XD EXTREME SCAL

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J3402

Applicable component levels

  • R610 PSY

       UP

  • R700 PSY

       UP

  • R710 PSY

       UP



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WebSphere eXtreme Scale
General

Software version:

710

Reference #:

PM53356

Modified date:

2012-01-13

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