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IT17004: MQ APPLIANCE 8.0.0.5 SCP COPY WILL NOT ALLOW EQUAL SIGN IN PASSWORD.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When attempting to copy a file from the MQ appliance to another
    machine using SCP, if the target user account has an equals sign
    (=)
    in its password then the copy fails with the following error:
    
    % Copy: File copy error
    

Local fix

  • Do not use passwords that contain equals sign(=)
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    This issue affects users of the MQ Appliance.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    MultiPlatform
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    A user executed the copy command from the MQ appliance
    command line interface to copy a file to another machine
    using the SCP protocol, but the target user's account had an
    equals sign (=) in its password which caused the copy to fail
    as follows:
    
      mqa(config)# copy mqdiag://runmqras_QM1.zip
    scp://user@test.com//tmp/
      Password: ******************************
    
      % Copy: File copy error
    
    The problem occurred because of a logic error in the MQ
    Appliance which prevented the scp copy code from handling equals
    signs in passwords correctly.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The MQ Appliance has been updated to ensure that passwords
    containing equals signs (=) are handled correctly.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v8.0       8.0.0.6
    
    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

    IT17004

  • Reported component name

    IBM MQ APPL M20

  • Reported component ID

    5725S1400

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-09-12

  • Closed date

    2016-10-25

  • Last modified date

    2017-03-10

  • 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

    IBM MQ APPL M20

  • Fixed component ID

    5725S1400

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
10 March 2017