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IT36764: DUAL AUTHENTICATION FAILING WHEN SFTP REMOTE PROFILE IS UPDATED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When configuring a remote Profile for SFTP connection with dual
    authentication the user can select either password or Key as
    preferred authentication. Whenever the user switches the
    preferred authentication in the remote profile without changing
    the existing password, the password seem to be updated to
    ******.
    

Local fix

  • 1) Create a SSH Remote Profile and configure it with both Key
    and Password authentication and set the preferred
    authentication method to Password.
    
    2) Get the stored password
    from REMOTE_PASSWORD field under SFTP_PROF table.
    
    3) Verify
    the password using <b2bi_install>/bin/decrypt_string.sh
    <remote_passworf_From_Step2>
    
    4) Update SSH Remote profile and
    change Preferred Authentication Method from Password to Public
    Key and Save.
    
    5) Verify the password following the steps 2)
    and 3) above.
    

Problem summary

  • Problem Description:
    
    When SSH remote profile is updated from using a password to
    using a Public Key for authentication, the previously existing
    password changes to asterisk characters.
    
    
    
    Platforms Affected:
    
    All platforms
    
    
    
    Users Affected:
    
    All users
    

Problem conclusion

  • Resolution Summary: Dashboard UI SSH Remote Profile
    Configuration is now updated to retain the previous password
    when switching to Public Key authentication type.
    
    
    
    Delivered in:
    
    6000007
    

Temporary fix

  • No Workaround
    

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT36764

  • Reported component name

    STR B2B INTEGRA

  • Reported component ID

    5725D0600

  • Reported release

    600

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-05-03

  • Closed date

    2021-07-29

  • Last modified date

    2021-07-29

  • 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

    STR B2B INTEGRA

  • Fixed component ID

    5725D0600

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB02","label":"AI Applications"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU059","label":"IBM Software w\/o TPS"},"Product":{"code":"SS3JSW","label":"Sterling B2B Integrator"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"600"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
30 July 2021