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PH06236: WHEN SELECTING A CERTIFICATE ALIAS WITH MIXED CASE AN SECJ7428E ERROR IS RECIEVED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When selecting a certificate alias with mixed case an SECJ7428E
    error is received
    
    1. Security > Security > Audit record signing configuration
    2. check "Enable signing"
    3. select Managed keystore containing the signing certificate
    4. select Certificate alias
    5. push OK
    
    
    SECJ7428E is generated
    

Local fix

  • Use lower case characters for the certificate alias
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: SECJ7428E: Could not find certificate   *
    *                      alias in the referenced keystore.       *
    *                      This error can occur enabling Audit     *
    *                      record signing.                         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Customer is enabling Audit record signing. They are attempting
    to use a CMS Keystore. The target certificate was
    imported/created with a mixed case alias.
    They select the target certificate in the Administrative
    Console then error message SECJ7428E is displayed indicating
    the certificate is not found in the keystore. The error does
    not occur if the alias name is all lowercase.
    

Problem conclusion

  • CMS keystores store alias names in mixed case. The audit code
    converted the mixed case alias name displayed to lowercase.
    Then it searched the CMS keystore for the alias using this
    lowercase alias name.
    
    The has been corrected to do a mixed case alias name search of
    CMS keystores.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 8.5.5.16 and 9.0.5.0.  Please refer to the
    Recommended
    Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH06236

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2018-12-06

  • Closed date

    2019-02-28

  • Last modified date

    2019-04-02

  • 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

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H8800

Applicable component levels

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
14 October 2021