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Pinned topic ISIM CA ACF2 Adapter - Account add failed due to password issue

‏2013-03-11T07:32:13Z |
While trying to add an account on ACF2, we are getting password error messages on adapter, with following details:

DTL:13/03/11 09:59:56 Thread:000006 caacf2Add: rcvd ' INSERT ACF2TS03 NAME(ACF2TS03) PASSWORD(?) PSWD-EXP'
DTL:13/03/11 09:59:56 Thread:000006 caacf2Add: rcvd ' ACF00133 NEW PASSWORD MUST HAVE A NATIONAL OR USER-DEFINED CHARACTER '
BSE:13/03/11 09:59:56 Thread:000006 PDU Condition code 5 ( ACF00133 NEW PASSWORD MUST HAVE A NATIONAL OR USER-DEFINED CHARACTER )
BSE:13/03/11 09:59:56 Thread:000006 Added PDU condition string: ACF00133 NEW PASSWORD MUST HAVE A NATIONAL OR USER-DEFINED CHARACTER
DTL:13/03/11 09:59:57 Thread:000006 caacf2Add: User add failed.

1> Adapter logs always show masked value for erPassword of 8 characters:
<attr name="erpassword">
<value>********</value>
</attr>

Even if we don't set any value to the erPassword while submitting request from ISIM (Tried passwords of 8 char/all special characters/no password at all)

2> Insert statement in adapter log "INSERT ACF2TS03 NAME(ACF2TS03) PASSWORD(?)", has only single character password (single ? mark instead of a series of 8 question marks, my assumption maybe wrong here).
I am wondering how ACF2 adapter is receiving 8 character password value even though its blank or 2 characters long only.
If erPassword is 8 characters long, Why it's trying to insert password of length 1.
Will appreciate any help/pointer.

Regards,
Vaibhav
Updated on 2013-03-12T01:15:57Z at 2013-03-12T01:15:57Z by vaibhavdhote
  • vaibhavdhote
    vaibhavdhote
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    Re: ISIM CA ACF2 Adapter - Account add failed due to password issue

    ‏2013-04-16T06:50:27Z  

    Hi all,

    Thanks for the responses.

    ISIM was overriding the password(supplied through PP and UI) for ACF2 account add requests, making it incompatible with the target password policy. Overriding the already overridden password in WorkFlow before calling the Add Extension resolved the problem.

    Didn't get a chance to look into, as why ISIM was overriding the password.

    Best Regards,

    Vaibhav

     

     

  • Dr.Strangelove
    Dr.Strangelove
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    Re: ISIM CA ACF2 Adapter - Account add failed due to password issue

    ‏2013-03-11T19:32:43Z  
    Have you tried simply correcting the problem mentioned in the log? That is, using a national character (@#$) in the password? That might be the only problem: that your password does not meet the ACF2 specified password rules. I suggest you try a quality password with numbers and national characters. Something like “A1W$M@7F” and see if you achieve success.

    As for the eight asterisks in the log, that is nothing to be concerned about. Later versions of the ADK have been changed to always print eight asterisks so that the length of the value is not revealed.
  • vaibhavdhote
    vaibhavdhote
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    Re: ISIM CA ACF2 Adapter - Account add failed due to password issue

    ‏2013-03-12T01:15:57Z  
    Have you tried simply correcting the problem mentioned in the log? That is, using a national character (@#$) in the password? That might be the only problem: that your password does not meet the ACF2 specified password rules. I suggest you try a quality password with numbers and national characters. Something like “A1W$M@7F” and see if you achieve success.

    As for the eight asterisks in the log, that is nothing to be concerned about. Later versions of the ADK have been changed to always print eight asterisks so that the length of the value is not revealed.
    Appreciate the quick response.

    I have tried almost all possible combinations for the password:
    • All Alphabetic / All Numeric / All special characters / Alpha-Numeric / Blank password / 2 character password / Alpha-Numeric + Special character

    In all of the above cases adapter is throwing the same exception, "ACF00133 NEW PASSWORD MUST HAVE A NATIONAL OR USER-DEFINED CHARACTER".

    Thanks for the clarification on number of asterisks in password field.

    Can encoding standard might be an issue ?

    BSE:13/03/11 09:38:54 Thread:000000 ErmOpenConverter: from "UTF-8", to "IBM-1047-s390"
    BSE:13/03/11 09:38:54 Thread:000000 Starting configuration Thread...
    BSE:13/03/11 09:38:54 Thread:000002 Masking SIGTERM in _startCfgServer

    I am not sure if this conversion is causing some abrupt characters in the password field.

    Thanks,
    Vaibhav
  • vaibhavdhote
    vaibhavdhote
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    Re: ISIM CA ACF2 Adapter - Account add failed due to password issue

    ‏2013-04-16T06:50:27Z  

    Hi all,

    Thanks for the responses.

    ISIM was overriding the password(supplied through PP and UI) for ACF2 account add requests, making it incompatible with the target password policy. Overriding the already overridden password in WorkFlow before calling the Add Extension resolved the problem.

    Didn't get a chance to look into, as why ISIM was overriding the password.

    Best Regards,

    Vaibhav