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JR48484: LDAP DISPLAYNAME ATTRIBUTE IS NO LONGER RETRIEVED FOR USE BY BPM AS FULLNAME

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Change in behavior from previous releases of BPM and WLE. When
    wimconfig.xml repository value for userDisplayNameMapping was
    set to "displayName", the displayName attribute from the LDAP
    user entry was used for the user's fullname. This causes
    confusion in several of the UIs, such as:
    
    * Process Admin Console's Group Management "Add Users" retrieval
    * Process Admin Console's "Bulk User Attributes" retrieve by
    name
    * Process Portal "Welcome"
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • BPM retrieves 'cn' instead of 'displayname' from LDAP in order
    to represent the full name
    
    PROBLEM DETAILED DESCRIPTION:
    This problem was introduced in BPM 8.0.0.0. There was a new
    method for vmm implemented which is using 'cn' instead of
    'displayName'. If you log in Process Portal you will, as well,
    see the cn instead of the display name in right upper corner.
    Another way is to search for an LDAP user by using the name
    filter in
    BPM REST API Tester > Organization API > Users.
    And if you want to reproduce the problem in the Process Admin
    you can go to
    Server Admin > User Management > Bulk User Attribute
    Assignment
    and search for a specific LDAP user.  If you open the table
    LSW_USR_XREF from BPM database you will see the content of the
    LDAP attribute 'cn' in the column FULL_NAME.
    

Problem conclusion

  • There is a new configuration option available in the
    100Custom.xml file that enables the configuration of the full
    name or former display name mapping from LDAP via VMM to BPM.
    
    FIX AVAILABILITY:
    iFix for 8.0.1.1 is/will be available on Fix Central; search for
    APAR JR48484 at http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/
    iFix for 8.0.1.2 is/will be available on Fix Central; search for
    APAR JR48484 at http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/
    iFix for 8.5.0.0 is/will be available on Fix Central; search for
    APAR JR48484 at http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/
    iFix for 8.5.0.1 is/will be available on Fix Central; search for
    APAR JR48484 at http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/
    Fix is also targetted for inclusion in next fixpack for
    BPM 8.0.1
    
    When obtaining any of the above fixes, be sure to download the
    accompanying readme, for itself, and any prerequisite fixes, and
    review them thorougly.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR48484

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    801

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-11-12

  • Closed date

    2014-02-05

  • Last modified date

    2014-02-05

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

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    BPM STANDARD

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9500

Applicable component levels

  • R801 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
05 February 2014