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IT10291: Protect password in the XA-Open string to avoid the requirement to use plain-text passwords

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • This enhancement allows the user to avoid storing the password
    used to connect to an XA Resource Manager (database) in plain
    text directly inside the Queue Manager qm.ini file.
    
    The XA Open string can now be modified to direct MQ to use the
    user-name and password stored in an additional file.
    
    A new utility setmqxacred is provided which stores the provided
    user credentials in the additional file.
    
    The password stored within this file is obfuscated such that it
    is more secure than plain text.
    
    Please see the documentation included with this APAR for
    instructions on how to use this functionality.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    Queue managers acting as an XA Transaction Manager can use this
    functionality.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    AIX, HP-UX Itanium, Linux on Power, Linux on S390, Linux on
    x86-64, Linux on zSeries, Solaris SPARC, Solaris x86-64, Windows
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    The new function has been included in IBM MQ.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT10291

  • 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

    2015-07-23

  • Closed date

    2015-09-01

  • Last modified date

    2015-09-01

  • 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

    WMQ BASE MULTIP

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H7251

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
01 September 2015