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IT36886: PARENTHESIS IN USER DN CAUSES AUTHORIZATION FAILURE.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • if a userDN has parenthesis ( eg: cn=mqsi
    (user),dc=example,dc=com), it can cause failure when ldap
    authorization is configured for admin security. The integration
    node may also crash with the following error in stderr file
    
    Error: illegal unescaped char: (
    at escapeValue (C:\Program Files\ibm\ACE\11.0.0.12\server\nodej
    s\node_modules\ldap-filter\lib\index.js:49:13)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    All Users of IBM App Connect Enterprise having LDAP
    authorization configured for administration security.
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    MultiPlatform
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    If a LDAP userDN has parenthesis ( eg: cn=mqsi
    (user),dc=example,dc=com), it can cause failure when LDAP
    authorization is configured for admin security. The integration
    node may also crash with the following error in stderr file
    
    Error: illegal unescaped char: (
    at escapeValue (C:\Program Files\ibm\ACE\11.0.0.12\server\nodej
    s\node_modules\ldap-filter\lib\index.js:49:13)
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT36886

  • 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

    2021-05-13

  • Closed date

    2021-06-04

  • Last modified date

    2021-09-17

  • 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 \u0026 Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSDR5J","label":"IBM App Connect Enterprise"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"B00"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
18 September 2021