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PH19333: OIDC RP: UNABLE TO OVERRIDE THE REALM NAME IN AN IDTOKEN

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using the WebSphere traditional OpenID Connect (OIDC)
    Relying Party (RP) Trust Association Interceptor (TAI), there
    is no way to override the realm name of a user's idToken.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server and OIDC                             *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The OIDC RP cannot override the realm   *
    *                      name that is specified in the user's    *
    *                      idToken                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack or interim fix that      *
    *                  includes this APAR.                         *
    ****************************************************************
    When using the WebSphere traditional OIDC RP, there is no way
    for a server administrator to override the realm name that is
    included in the user's idToken.
    When using the WebSphere Liberty OIDC RP, you can do this
    using the realmName property of the openidConnectClient
    feature.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The OIDC RP TAI is updated to allow an administrator to
    override the realm name that is provided in the user's idToken.
    
    The following property is added to the OIDC RP TAI:
    
    provider_<id>.useRealm
    
    Specifies the realm name to be used for each request to this
    provider. This property overrides both the value for the realm
    name in the IDToken and the value for the
    provider_<id>.defaultRealmName property.  This property has no
    default.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 8.5.5.18 and 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

    PH19333

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-11-18

  • Closed date

    2020-01-20

  • Last modified date

    2020-01-20

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version: 900

Reference #: PH19333

Modified date: 20 January 2020