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IT17224: Using option 'use save password' in MQ Explorer connections fail if the password is greater than 12 characte

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When connecting to a remote queue manager using the MQ Explorer,
    an "Access not permitted" error message is returned to the user
    if the password is greater than 12 characters and the option
    "Use saved password" has been set.
    

Local fix

  • Use the option "Prompt for password" within the MQ Explorer
    instead of using the saved password.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    This issue affects users of the:
    
     - IBM MQ Explorer V9
     - IBM MQ Explorer V8
    
     The problems occurs when the user tries to save a password that
    is longer than 12 characters long to the Explorer password
    store.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    Windows, Linux on x86-64, Linux on x86
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    The MQ Explorer would not connect to a remote queue manager when
    using the option "Save Password".  If this option was used, a
    "Access not permitted" error message was displayed.
    
    The problem only affected cases when the user specified password
    was longer than 12 characters.  Passwords longer than 12
    characters could not be stored internally within the MQ Explorer
    password store, subsequently resulting in the failed
    authentication attempts.  The user was not made aware when using
    a password with more than 12 characters that the password had
    not been stored - however when the password was retrieved for a
    subsequent authentication attempt that authentication would
    fail.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The MQ Explorer password store has been updated such that it now
    permits a maximum of 256 characters to be saved to store the
    password.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v8.0       8.0.0.7
    v9.0 CD    9.0.2
    v9.0 LTS   9.0.0.1
    
    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

    IT17224

  • Reported component name

    IBM MQ BASE M/P

  • Reported component ID

    5724H7261

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-09-26

  • Closed date

    2016-12-21

  • Last modified date

    2017-06-01

  • 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

    IBM MQ BASE M/P

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H7261

Applicable component levels

  • R900 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
01 June 2017