Authorization failure using servlets with WebSphere

A user ID and password authorization failure can occur for servlets that use the IBM® WebSphere® autostart function. This is indicated by a message in the JNI trace.


The following message appears in the JNI trace:

CcicsECI: Authorize userid/password with RACF. Return code = -1, errno = 157

Probable cause

Servlets that use the WebSphere autostart function do not have the required authority to access CICS® Transaction Gateway.


Use user-driven servlets. With these the initialization is performed in the servlet's init() method.