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PH18480: THE CLIENT WANTS TO USE THE ADMIN CONSOLE OF THE ADMINAGENT TO RESTRICT USERS WHO ACCESS WEB ADMIN CONSOLE.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The client wants to use the admin console of the AdminAgent to
    restrict users who access Web admin console.
    .
    They are doing this in ND dmgr by following this path in admin
    console,
    .
    Deployment manager > Web container transport chains >
    WCInboundAdminSecure > TCP inbound channel > Address exclude
    list
    .
    But a similar option doesn't seem to be available in the
    AdminAgent console.
    

Local fix

  • Workaround
    ----------
    .
    1) Need to modify a file in the installation.
    .
    # cd $WAS_INSTALL_ROOT/features/com.ibm.ws.adminagent_7.0.0.0
    .
    edit the features.xml file
    add this line to the bottom
    .
    <plugin id="com.ibm.ws.console.channelfw" version="6.0.0"
    uri="com.ibm.ws.console.channelfw/plugin.xml"/>
    .
    before
    .
    </feature>
    .
    and then start your adminagent
    .
    2) Restart the admin agent
    .
    3) Open the admin console
    .
    4) Open System administration --> Administrative agent --> Ports
    .
    5) Next to the WC_adminhost ports, you should see "View
    associated transports"
    .
    6) Navigate further to WCInboundAdminSecure --> TCP inbound
    channel --> Address exclude list
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server version 9.0.5.                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The administrative agent console does   *
    *                      not provide the ability to list the     *
    *                      IP addresses that are not allowed to    *
    *                      make inbound TCP connections.           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The administrative agent console does not provide the ability
    to list the IP addresses that are not allowed to make inbound
    TCP connections.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been fixed to allow configuration of a TCP
    inbound channel to specify the address exclude list.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 9.0.5.3.  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

    PH18480

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-10-24

  • Closed date

    2019-11-11

  • Last modified date

    2019-11-11

  • 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: 900

Reference #: PH18480

Modified date: 11 November 2019