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PM54902: DOORS clients of different versions cannot work with the same database when DXL Security is enabled

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Procedures to reproduce:
    
    1. Enable DXL Security in a 9.3.0.1 server, setting the path to
    9.3.0.1 libs.
    
    2. 9.3.0.5 clients now have errors about version compatibility.
    Specifically regarding LIB9301.  DOORS 9.3.0.1 cannot use
    9.3.0.5's lib folder ? vice versa. ?
    
    Workarounds:
    1. Disable DXL Security
    
    2. The shared setting will point to a network location using
    either a mapped drive, or a UNC path. So, if that drive (in the
    case of a mapped drive) or host (in the case of a UNC path) can
    be redirected based on version of the client installed, then
    each could be redirected to different libraries and would
    therefore be able to connect to the DB.
    
    In the case of a mapped drive that might be as simple as
    reconnecting the same drive letter to a different share. In
    either case it could probably be achieved using some kind of
    DNS/IP redirection. In other words, have clients with 9.3.0.1
    interpret //?logicalMachineName?/libShare as
    //actualName1/libShare and have clients with 9.3.0.5 interpret
    the same //?logicalName?/libShare as //actualName2/libShare.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
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    DOORS clients of different versions cannot work with the
    same database when DXL security is enabled
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been changed so that different versioned
    clients can work with the same database
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM54902

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Reported component ID

    5724V61DR

  • Reported release

    930

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-12-22

  • Closed date

    2012-03-09

  • Last modified date

    2012-03-09

  • 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 DOORS

  • Fixed component ID

    5724V61DR

Applicable component levels

  • R930 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational DOORS

Software version: 9.3

Reference #: PM54902

Modified date: 09 March 2012