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IT35905: HTTP OPTIONS REQUEST TRIGGERS THE MESSAGE FLOW

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In IIB, an HTTP OPTIONS request is handled by the listener and
    auto responded back to the client. The request is never passed
    to the message flow. However, in ACE, it's seen that the HTTP
    OPTIONS request is passed to the message flow similar to
    GET/POST methods.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    All users of IBM App Connect Enterprise 11.0 hosting web
    services.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    MultiPlatform
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    <span style="background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255)">T</span><span
    style="background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255)">he HTTP </span><span
    style="background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255)">OPTIONS request is
    passed to the message flow similar to </span><span
    style="background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255)">GET/POST methods and
    thus it triggers the message flow.   This is an incorrect
    behaviour. It is expected that the Http OPTIONS request is
    handled at listener and be auto responded back to the
    client.</span>
    

Problem conclusion

  • The product no longer invokes the message flow when the HTTP
    request method is OPTIONS. Now, the listener auto responds back
    to the client.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v11.0      11.0.0.12
    
    The latest available maintenance can be obtained from:
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=849&uid=swg27006041
    
    If the maintenance level is not yet available,information on
    its planned availability can be found on:
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=849&uid=swg27006308
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT35905

  • Reported component name

    APP CONNECT ENT

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0550

  • Reported release

    B00

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-02-15

  • Closed date

    2021-03-23

  • Last modified date

    2021-03-23

  • 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

    APP CONNECT ENT

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0550

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSDR5J","label":"IBM App Connect Enterprise"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"B00"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
24 March 2021