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JR30844: INFORMATION SERVICES DIRECTOR 801: WHEN ADDING JOB TO OPERATION ENCRYPTED PARAMETER REQUIRES YOU TO RETYPE VALUE IN CLEAR TEXT.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • In the Information Server Console when I create or work with an
    Information Services Application, add a job with an encrypted
    parameter, in a parameter set, to my Operation, and then try
    to save the application I receive a red exclamation point with
    the message:
    
    A user-defined variable needs to be provided
    
    Then when you type the value in for the encrypted parameter the
    value is displayed in clear text.
    
    I expect that when I add a job to my operation all the job
    parameters are added, the default values be brought into the
    application, and any encrypted values display with password
    characters.  That is not what happened for my encrypted
    parameter within my parameter set.  The job parameter was added,
    but the value was blank and when you type in the value it is in
    clear text instead of being encrypted.
    
    To reproduce:
    
    1. Open the Console for IBM Information Server.
    2. Open or create a new Information Services project.
    3. Open or create a new Information Services Application.
    4.  If this is a new application add a Service to the
    application and attach a binding.
    5. Add an Operation.
    6. Select an Information provider.
    7. For Type select DataStage and QualityStage.
    8. Browse to your job that has a parameter set with an encrypted
    parameter.
    9. Save the application.
    
    You will then see the red exclamation and it will require you to
    enter the parameter in clear text before you can save the
    application.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    ISD services that expose DataStage jobs with encrypted
    parameters as services
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    There are two problems related to this issue:
    1. Can't save an application that contains an operation that
    exposes a job with encrypted parameters with default values.
    Theuser has to re-enter the values in the ISD console.
      2. After typing the encrypted values in the ISD console the
     values are displayed in the clear.
    ****************************************************************
    RECOMMENDATION:
    Apply patch_jr30844, Information Server 8.0.1 FP2 (8.0.1.2) or
    8.1.0 FP1 (8.1.0.1)
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Fixed the UI to mask encrypted values and the server code to
    retrieve the default values from the job.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR30844

  • Reported component name

    WS INFORM. SRVC

  • Reported component ID

    5724Q3600

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2008-10-21

  • Closed date

    2010-01-13

  • Last modified date

    2010-01-13

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Modules/Macros

  • SERVER
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WS INFORM. SRVC

  • Fixed component ID

    5724Q3600

Applicable component levels

  • R810 PSY

       UP

  • R801 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
13 January 2010