There is now a new PTF available for the WebFacing server for both V5R4 and V6R1. The new PTF for each release includes the following updates to the WebFacing Server.
1) The server has been enhanced to support passwords with a maximum length of 10 or 128 characters (depending upon the system settings).
2) There is improved handling of communications errors when establishing a session as well as better detection of when user jobs have failed to start. This will eliminate the build-up of stale connections to the server. The communications changes may also result in a reduced CPW demand by the server.
3) The start-up of WebFacing sessions initiated with an EIM token has been corrected to prevent premature ending of the user job.
When updating the WebFacing server always make sure that the other IBM i operating system PTFs that the server depends upon are at or above the level documented on the WebFacing Server PTFs page. If the recommended PTFs are missing or below the documented level the WebFacing server may run incorrectly or not at all.[Read More]
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Did you know that if you're running V5R4 or later, you can make use the Integrated Web Application Server for i to run your WebFacing Web applications as an alternative to WAS? The server, also referred to as Light Weight Infrastructure (LWI), is free, open source, and bundled with your IBM i.
Curious? I originally planned for this post to be an LWI deployment how-to, but quickly found that a handy guide already existed showing you how to get started in glorious detail. There's also quite a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions page that highlights some WebFacing-specific considerations.