You observe 'SECJ0371W: Validation of the LTPA token failed' messages in the SystemOut.log for the WAS 6.1 instance that supports the RTT 6.1 Management Server (MS). What does this message mean and how can you suppress it?
A number of users are using WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 6.1 to support the ITCAM for Response Time Tracking (RTT) 6.1 MS. After upgrading WAS 6.1 to fixpack 21, messages similar to the following are noticed in the WAS SystemOut.log:
[4/21/09 15:53:09:956 CDT] 0000016a LTPAServerObj W SECJ0371W:
Validation of the LTPA token failed because the token expired with the
following info: Token expiration Date: Tue Apr 21 13:59:12 CDT 2009,
current Date: Tue Apr 21 15:53:09 CDT 2009.
The WAS container is working as designed -- except this message is a 'noise' factor for many users, since they did not observe this message in previous maintenance levels of WAS.
WAS generates the LTPA token when you log onto the MS console. When you leave the MS console open, this token expires after a while. Then, the WAS container issues this message when it re-authenticates your logon using the same userid and password you used to log onto the MS console.
IBM opened the following enhancement request for this issue:
MR0616092139 Enhancement needed to disable security-warning messages
SECJ0371W in WebSphere Application Server v22.214.171.124.
The enhancement request is for a new WAS property to suppress the message.
The enhancement request is denied for the following reason: for many users, it is important to not block these messages.