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IC96775: 'PASSWORDACCESS GENERATE' PICKS WRONG PASSWORDDIR FROM DSM.SYS ANS0282E (RC168) PASSWORD FILE IS NOT AVAILABLE

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Application clients such as Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for
    Enterprise Resource Planning, Data Protection for SAP may
    request from the TSM client API to use certain configuration
    stanzas identified by the keyword 'SERVERNAME' within the
    client system options file ($DSMI_DIR/dsm.sys).
    
    When PASSWORDACCESS GENERATE is used, the client API always
    uses the PASSWORDDIR option located in the first SERVERNAME
    stanza. This can cause the wrong passsword file to be used if
    the application specifies a different SERVERNAME stanza that has
    a different PASSWORDDIR setting. The result is an authentication
    failure with the TSM server:
    
    ANS0282E (RC168)  Password file is not available
    
    
    Additional keywords: TSM.PWD
    
    
    
    Customer/L2 Diagnostics:
    
    
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected:
    
    
    Initial Impact:
    Low/Medium/High
    
    
    Additional Keywords:
    TSM tsm.pwd
    

Local fix

  • If applicable, place the configuration stanza with
    'PASSWORDACCESS generate' on top, and those with
    'PASSWORDACCESS prompt' below.
    Note: Stanzas which do not contain any 'PASSWORDACCESS'
          statement are set per default to 'PASSWORDACCESS prompt'.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: Backup-archive client versions 6.4 and 7.1   *
    *                 running on all Linux/Unix platforms.         *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: See ERROR DESCRIPTION                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing level when available. This      *
    *                 problem is currently projected to be fixed   *
    *                 in level 6.4.2 and 7.1.1. Note that until    *
    *                 the fixing level is available, this          *
    *                 information is subject to change at the      *
    *                 discretion of IBM.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem has been fixed so that it no longer occurs
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC96775

  • Reported component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMCL

  • Reported release

    64A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-10-10

  • Closed date

    2013-12-17

  • Last modified date

    2013-12-17

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • LIBAPITS
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM CLIENT

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMCL

Applicable component levels

  • R64A PSY

       UP

  • R64H PSY

       UP

  • R64L PSY

       UP

  • R64M PSY

       UP

  • R64S PSY

       UP

  • R71A PSY

       UP

  • R71H PSY

       UP

  • R71L PSY

       UP

  • R71M PSY

       UP

  • R71S PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 64A

Reference #: IC96775

Modified date: 17 December 2013