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IT08891: A GROUP NAME LONGER THAN 12 CHARACTERS CANNOT BE SET WHEN USING MQ EXPLORER TO SET AUTHORITIES.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Using the MQ Explorer to administer an MQ V8 queue manager which
    is configured for use with LDAP, it is not possible to define an
    LDAP group name longer than the operating system maximum.
    

Local fix

  • Use the setmqaut command line tool instead of the MQ Explorer
    interface.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    This issue affects users of the MQ Explorer Version 8 connecting
    to an IBM i, UNIX or Linux queue manager who have configured
    LDAP and are attempting to set, find or compare a group name
    longer than 12 characters when assigning group authority to MQ
    Resources.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    Windows, Linux on x86-64, Linux on x86
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    WebSphere MQ administrators have the ability to grant
    authorities to other users via WebSphere MQ Explorer. When a
    user attempted to grant authorities to an LDAP group via
    WebSphere MQ Explorer they found that there was a 12 character
    limit despite the name of their LDAP group being greater than 12
    characters.
    
    Whilst it is correct that WebSphere MQ Explorer sets a limit on
    group names for Linux and Unix operating system groups it is not
    correct that the LDAP groups should have the same limit set.
    

Problem conclusion

  • WebSphere MQ Explorer has been altered to increase the group
    name field length if the Queue Manager on which the user is
    attempting to alter authorities has an LDAP connection
    established.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v8.0       8.0.0.5
    
    The latest available maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006037
    
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006309
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT08891

  • Reported component name

    WMQ BASE MULTIP

  • Reported component ID

    5724H7251

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-05-13

  • Closed date

    2015-10-20

  • Last modified date

    2015-10-20

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WMQ BASE MULTIP

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H7251

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
20 October 2015