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JR50417: RECEIVE NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION IN BUSINESS PROCESS CHOREOGRAPHER EXPLORER AFTER SESSION BECOMES INVALID

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • You receive a NullPointerException when you access Business
    Process Choreographer Explorer after the server restarts or when
    the Business Process Choreographer Explorer session has timed
    out.
    .
       This is the NullPointerException java stack
    [4/16/14 14:09:09:931 CEST] 000000e5 webapp        E
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.webapp.WebApp logServletError
    SRVE0293E: [Servlet Error]-[Faces Servlet]:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
     at
    com.ibm.bpc.explorer.ConnectionFactoryImpl.<init>(ConnectionFact
    oryImpl.java:69)
     at
    com.ibm.bpc.explorer.util.BFMUtils.getBFMConnection(BFMUtils.jav
    a:301)
     at
    com.ibm.bpc.explorer.util.BFMUtils.getBusinessFlowManagerService
    (BFMUtils.java:310)
     at
    com.ibm.bpc.explorer.util.BFMUtils.getOperationMode(BFMUtils.jav
    a:474)
     at
    com.ibm.bpc.explorer.util.BFMUtils.isStandardExplorer(BFMUtils.j
    ava:510)
     at
    com.ibm.bpc.explorer.ApplicationConfiguration.isStandardExplorer
    (ApplicationConfiguration.java:727)
     at
    com.ibm.bpc.explorer.ApplicationConfiguration.getLogoutUrl(Appli
    cationConfiguration.java:840)
     at
    com.ibm.bpc.explorer.util.SessionCheckFilter.doFilter(SessionChe
    ckFilter.java:185)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.filter.FilterInstanceWrapper.doFilter(Fi
    lterInstanceWrapper.java:195)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.filter.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebApp
    FilterChain.java:91)
     at
    com.ibm.bpe.jsf.util.UnicodeFilter.doFilter(UnicodeFilter.java:1
    18)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.filter.FilterInstanceWrapper.doFilter(Fi
    lterInstanceWrapper.java:195)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.filter.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebApp
    FilterChain.java:91)
     at
    com.ibm.bpm.servlet.filters.GenericSecurityServletFilter.doFilte
    r(GenericSecurityServletFilter.java:84)
     at
    com.ibm.ws.webcontainer.filter.FilterInstanceWrapper.doFilter(Fi
    lterInstanceWrapper.java:195)
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • Invalid sessions are not correctly handled in Business Process
    Choreographer Explorer when you resume work in the web-based
    user interface after a server restarts or an extended period of
    inactivity has passed. As a result, you receive a
    NullPointerException.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available for IBM BPM V8.5.0.1 that improves how
    exceptions are handled in Business Process Choreographer
    Explorer.
    
    On Fix Central (http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral), search
    for JR50417:
    
    1. Select IBM Business Process Manager with your edition from
      the product selector, the installed version to the fix pack
      level, and your platform, and then click Continue.
    
    2. Select APAR or SPR, enter JR50417, and click Continue.
    
    When you download fix packages, ensure that you also download
    the readme file for each fix. Review each readme file for
    additional installation instructions and information about the
    fix.
    

Temporary fix

  • Not applicable
    

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR50417

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-06-04

  • Closed date

    2014-08-05

  • Last modified date

    2014-09-08

  • 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

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Fixed component ID

    5725C9400

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
08 September 2014