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PM25835: Username type attribute cannot have value other than the currently logged in user name when configured with RDS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Username type attribute cannot have value other than the
    currently logged in user name when configured with RDS
    
    To Reproduce:
    
    - Configure DOORS to use RDS
    - Login as User A
    - Create a module.
    - Create an attribute of type Username
    - Modify the Username type attribute value to be any other user
    than User A.
    
    'Illegal user 'User B' - for Username type' - error is shown
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    When DOORS is configured to use Rational Directory Server
    (RDS), all user records are stored in RDS. For a user's name
    to appear in an attribute of type 'username', the user has
    to be loaded from the RDS. The function to load the user
    record from RDS was missing in the code and thus caused the
    defect.
    

Problem conclusion

  • For values of the attribute 'username', DOORS performs a
    search in the RDS and if it finds a matching user record, it
    loads the user record into its cache. The presence of a user
    record in DOORS cache shows up the user's name in its
    display. The next time the user's name is to be displayed,
    the search is not done on RDS but directly the user record
    is loaded from the DOORS cache. There can be a need to
    perform the search too - for example, when the cache is
    discarded.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM25835

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC DIR SRVR

  • Reported component ID

    RATLTDS00

  • Reported release

    510

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-11-03

  • Closed date

    2010-12-08

  • Last modified date

    2010-12-08

  • 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

    TLOGIC DIR SRVR

  • Fixed component ID

    RATLTDS00

Applicable component levels

  • R510 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational Common Components
Directory Server

Software version: 5.1

Reference #: PM25835

Modified date: 08 December 2010