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IT29523: ERROR MESSAGE IS INCORRECT WHEN SETTING NEW PASSWORD TO CURRENT PASSWORD WITH PASSWORD "CONTROL-REUSE" SETTTING

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The password setting "control reuse" = off to allow recent
    passwords to be reused.  However, when trying to set the new
    password (test1) to the current password (test1), the following
    error message is displayed:
    % User name password change failed: password matched a
    previously used password
    It should state that password cannot match current
    password.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • Changing the password incorrectly might produce errors
    indicating
    password reuse rules are being invoked even when the settings
    are disabled.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Create new log message specifically for invalid passwords
    matching currently used password. Prevent multiple attempts
    at password checking to disallow password guessing.
    Fix is available in 2018.4.17
    For a list of the latest fix packs available, please see:
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21237631
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT29523

  • Reported component name

    DATAPOWER

  • Reported component ID

    DP1234567

  • Reported release

    770

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-06-24

  • Closed date

    2019-07-19

  • Last modified date

    2019-07-24

  • 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: 770

Reference #: IT29523

Modified date: 24 July 2019