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PI69929: RLKS ART TOOL WILL NOT SAVE LDAP CREDENTIALS FOR ANONYMOUS LDAP

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APAR status

  • Closed as Permanent restriction.

Error description

  • When attempting to set up LDAP access to the IBM Rational
    License Key Server (RLKS) Administration and Reporting Tool
    (ART), a "CRALUU0011F: Saving LDAP configuration failed due to
    some unknown reason" may occur if no user credential is supplied
    for the LDAP server.
    
    The ART and/or tomcat logs may contain a Null pointer exception
    trace resembling the following:
    ERROR 2016-09-27 11:23:24,986
    [http-bio-4743-exec-12][com.ibm.rcl.ldap.restservices.SaveLDAPCo
    nfiguration]- RCL_ADMIN_ERROR
    java.lang.NullPointerException
        at
    com.ibm.rcl.ldap.restservices.SaveLDAPConfiguration.handleSpecia
    lChars(SaveLDAPConfiguration.java:841)
        at
    com.ibm.rcl.ldap.restservices.SaveLDAPConfiguration.replaceFile(
    SaveLDAPConfiguration.java:174)
        at
    com.ibm.rcl.ldap.restservices.SaveLDAPConfiguration.doPost(SaveL
    DAPConfiguration.java:444)
        at
    com.ibm.rcl.ldap.restservices.SaveLDAPConfiguration.doGet(SaveLD
    APConfiguration.java:56)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Customers who want to authenticate LDAP access anonymously.  *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * ART will fail to connect to a LDAP if a user does not        *
    * provide username and/or password for Administrator Bind DN.  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Users should refrain from accessing their corporate LDAP     *
    * anonymously.                                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • We have no plan to fix this and ART will continue to disallow
    anonymous access to a corporate LDAP.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI69929

  • Reported component name

    RATIONAL LICENS

  • Reported component ID

    5648LIC00

  • Reported release

    814

  • Status

    CLOSED PRS

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-09-29

  • Closed date

    2017-04-18

  • Last modified date

    2017-04-18

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Fix information

Applicable component levels



Document information

More support for: Rational License Key Server

Software version: 814

Reference #: PI69929

Modified date: 18 April 2017