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IT12369: SETSTORAGESERVER: INVALID SERVERPASSWORD DUE TO COMPLEX PASSWORD

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The following message can be seen when running dsmsta
    setstorageserver with a complex password:
    SETSTORAGESERVER: Invalid SERVERPASSWORD - <password>
    For example:
    dsmsta setstorageserver myname=sta mypassword=sta
    servername=server123 serverpa=ham@eggs hla=172.16.1.2 lla=1500
    myhladdress=172.16.1.5
    SETSTORAGESERVER: Invalid SERVERPASSWORD - ham@eggs
    The Tivoli Storage Manager server password is allowed to have
    special characters, but the storage agent configuration does not
    allow for these characters.  For example, these characters will
    encounter the above error with the dsmsta setstorageserver
    command:
    ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * = ` | ( ) { } [ ] : ; < > , ? /
    These characters can be used with DEFINE SERVER and SET
    SERVERPASSWORD for passwords.  The dsmsta setstorageserver
    command will be corrected to allow for these characters in a
    password.
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected:
    6.3.x & 7.1.x Tivoli Storage Manager/Spectrum Protect server on
    all platforms
    Initial Impact: Low
    Additional Keywords: TSM LDAP extended charset
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Manager storage agent users.              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See ERROR DESCRIPTION.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available. This problem is currently *
    * projected to be fixed in level 7.1.5. Note that this is      *
    * subject to change at the discretion of IBM.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem was fixed.
    Affected platforms: AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT12369

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    71Z

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-11-19

  • Closed date

    2016-01-12

  • Last modified date

    2016-01-12

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

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMSV

Applicable component levels

  • R71Z PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 71Z

Reference #: IT12369

Modified date: 12 January 2016