IBM Support

JR32804: V95FP4: FVT DB2_V95FP3(A): CONFIGURING EXTENDED SECURITY FAILURE WHEN THE GROUP NAMES HAVE THE CHAR: '.'

Subscribe

You can track all active APARs for this component.

 

APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Problem Description:
    DB2 EXTENDED SECURITY can be configured during DB2
    installation, or by running the
    db2extsec.exe with parameters. If the Group Name provided to
    db2extsec.exe contains a character '.',
    db2extsec will fail.
    For example: During install of DB2:
    On the extended security panel,  select to enable extended
    security and changed the default group names
    to aa.bb and bb.aa.  ( a name with a . in between )
    Install will complete, but in the Install Log file, the
    following error will be present:
    1: ERROR:DB2EXTSEC: The network path was not found.
    For example:Run the following db2extsec.exe command:
    db2extsec -a aa.bb -u bb.aa
    DB2EXTSEC: The network path was not found.
    

Local fix

  • 1. Do not use the character '.' in the group name.
    or
    2.Fully qualify the group name when running the db2extsec.exe
    For example:
    db2extsec -a  mycomp\aa.bb -u mycomp\bb.aa
    **where mycomp is the name of the local computer name**
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * DB2 Windows. The problem will occur only when                *
    * a user specifies a local group name for Extended  Security   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When configuring DB2 Extended Security during Install or by  *
    * using the db2extsec.exe, if the user supplies a group name   *
    * with a character '.' in it, db2extsec.exe will fail with the *
    * error:                                                       *
    * DB2EXTSEC: The network path was not found.                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * If you are using DB2 Extended Security, and needs to have a  *
    * character '.' in the group names for DB2 Extended Security,  *
    * then you should install DB2 V91FP8.                          *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • DB2 V91FP8 will contain a fix for this problem. With this fix,
    DB2 Extended Security will work with a group name with a
    character '.' in it.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR32804

  • Reported component name

    DB2 UDB ESE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5765F4101

  • Reported release

    910

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2009-04-27

  • Closed date

    2009-10-29

  • Last modified date

    2009-10-29

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

    JR31860

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 UDB ESE WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5765F4101

Applicable component levels

  • R910 PSN

       UP

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB10","label":"Data and AI"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU058","label":"IBM Infrastructure w\/TPS"},"Product":{"code":"SSEPGG","label":"DB2 for Linux- UNIX and Windows"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"910"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
07 October 2021