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PH05207: NullPointerException occurs when nameInRepository is not set in wimconfig.xml.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • NullPointerException occurs when nameInRepository is not set
    in wimconfig.xml. This is what is seen in the failing
    wimconfig.xml:
    <config:baseEntries name="dc=ibm,dc=com"/>
    It should look like this:
    <config:baseEntries name="dc=ibm,dc=com"
    nameInRepository="dc=ibm,dc=com"/>
    

Local fix

  • Will have the customer add the nameInRepository manually.
    This can be done in the admin console under Global security >
    Federated repositories > dc=cat,dc=com
    Check the box that says "Distinguished name in the repository
    is different" but put in  the same base entry, dc=cat,dc=com
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: NullPointerException occurs when        *
    *                      nameInRepository is not set in          *
    *                      wimconfig.xml.                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    NullPointerException occurs when nameInRepository is not set
    in wimconfig.xml.
    

Problem conclusion

  • NullPointerException no longer occurs when nameInRepository is
    not set. nameInRepository will default to baseEntry name.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 8.5.5.16 and 9.0.5.0.  Please refer to the Recommended
    Updates
    page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH05207

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-11-13

  • Closed date

    2019-05-23

  • Last modified date

    2019-05-23

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 850

Reference #: PH05207

Modified date: 23 May 2019