Rational Policy Tester version 8.0.1

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IBM Rational Policy Tester version 8.0.1 has been made generally available on the IBM Passport Advantage website and FixCentral

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For a detailed list of problems (APARs) solved in this Fix Pack, review the Problems solved section below.

There is a change in the way Rational Policy Tester 8.0.1 is licensed. Licenses are now issued on a user basis, not by page. You can use floating and authorized user licenses to run scans in Rational Policy Tester 8.0.1. Contact your account executive to get these licenses so that your users can log in to Rational Policy Tester. Previous versions of Rational Policy Tester remain page-based.


Installation Instructions

A Planning & Installation Guide is included in the download package at IBM Passport Advantage.

This document is also available at the IBM Publications Center (links below).

Policy Tester Accessibility Edition Planning Guide English 546
Policy Tester Privacy Edition Planning Guide English 546
Policy Tester Quality Edition Planning Guide English 546

Download package

This download package is available in IBM Passport Advantage and Fix Central

IBM Rational Policy Tester V8.0.1 Windows Multilingual eAssembly (Part Number CI1JXML)
This download package includes:

  • Quick Start Guide - IBM Rational Policy Tester - V8.0.1 Windows Multilingual (Accessibility, Privacy and Quality modules)
  • IBM Rational Policy Tester V8.0.1 Windows Multilingual (including Planning & Installation Guide)
  • Rational License Key Administrator V8.1.1 for Windows Multilingual
  • Rational License Key Server V8.1.1 for Windows Multilingual

To download at FixCentral:
  1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/
  2. Select Rational in the Product Group list, then the Product list will appear
  3. Select IBM Rational AppScan Enterprise_Policy Tester in the Product list, then the Version list appears
  4. Select in the Installed Version list, then the Platform list will appear
  5. Select Windows in the Platform list, then click
  6. You are prompted to sign in using your IBM ID and password, click
    Note: There are helpful links on this page if you need to Register or if you do not remember your password.
  7. You can accept the defaults on the Identify Fixes page, just click
  8. The available fixes (based on your prior selections) will be displayed:
  9. Select the check box for RASE_POLTEST-Windows-, then
  10. Scroll down to choose either Download Director (default) or use your browser for the download, and
    • Click to proceed with the download.
    • You might see a JavaScript enablement permission window requesting your IBM ID and password.
Note: You will be prompted accordingly based on the download type. Make the necessary selections to obtain the media.

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Problems solved

This release fixes the following issues:

PM38995 Login playback uses wrong case when sending encoded slash
PM40392 Job not performing any actions for long period of time
PM39427 Many templates cause a slow response in Rational AppScan Enterprise
PM40210 Job runs out of temp files name
PM39688 Rational AppScan Enterprise engine stores cookies as URL-decoded values, causing collisions between similar cookies
PM37974 POST parameters sometimes sent unencoded
PM29966 Detailed security report fails to generate
PM41399 Quick Scan Template access to advanced configuraton
PM41224 Importing a login sequence from Rational AppScan Standard fails
PM41218 Agenthost.exe crashes on Windows 2008 R2 when using platform authentication
PM38356 Rational AppScan Enterprise / Rational Policy Tester misses actual data while exporting reports to PDF for users with non-English regional settings
PM35556 Windows Authentication requirement to set up Rational AppScan Enterprise and Raitonal Policy Tester database on SQL Server

Known side effects

If .NET 2.0SP1 is installed before IIS, ASP.NET 2.0 may not be registered. It can be manually registered by running "aspnet_regiis /i" from "c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727"

Download RELEASE DATE LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes) Download Options
What is Fix Central (FC)?
Passport Advantage 12 Jul 2011 English 551918592 FC
Software and Services 12 Jul 2011 English 551918592 FC
PolicyTester_Setup_8.0.1.exe 12 Jul 2011 English 551918592 FC

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Problems (APARS) fixed
PM38995, PM40392, PM39427, PM40210, PM39688, PM37974, PM29966, PM41399, PM41218, PM38356, PM35556

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