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IT29314: SOME SPECIAL CHARACTERS IN PASSWORD ARE CAUSING HTTP AUTHENTICATION TO FAIL

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Attempting to authenticate with a password containing
    characters encoded in UTF-8 which have no corresponding
    encoding in ISO-8859-1 codepage will fail.
    The reason why this is happening is due to the fact that
    DataPower is internally using  ISO-8859-1 codepage, this APAR
    will allow the user to select UTF-8 codepage instead.
    

Local fix

  • Restrict the characters used in the password field to the first
    128 of the  ISO-8859-1 codepage
    

Problem summary

  • Enable charset-transparency option for convert-http actions.
    When enabled, the input and output charset will be the same.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The fix will be in 2018.4.1.6
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT29314

  • Reported component name

    DATAPOWER

  • Reported component ID

    DP1234567

  • Reported release

    18X

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-06-03

  • Closed date

    2019-06-07

  • Last modified date

    2019-06-07

  • 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

    DATAPOWER

  • Fixed component ID

    DP1234567

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: IBM DataPower Gateways
General

Software version: 18X

Reference #: IT29314

Modified date: 07 June 2019