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PH22986: THE RENEWED CERTIFICATE IS NOT HONORED WHEN CERTIFICATE EXPIRATION MONITOR RENEWED A CERTIFICATE.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Even if Certificate Expiration Monitor renewed certificates
    which are expired or about to expire, WebSphere Application
    Server continues using original certificates for SSL
    connection and later SSL connections start failing due to
    expired certificate.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Certificate Expiration Monitor          *
    *                      may fail reinitializing SSL             *
    *                      configuration after renewing            *
    *                      certificates.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When the dynamic configuration update in SSL is enabled, if
    Certificate Expiration Monitor renewes certificates which are
    expired or about to expire, the renewed certificates are
    available immediately without recycling the servers.
    However, under some condition, the WebSphere Application Server
    security code may fail to reconfigure the SSL configuration in
    order to use the renewed certificates. As a result, the
    affected server keeps using the old certificates for SSL
    connections.
    Once the old certificate expires, the SSL connections which use
    this certificate starts failing.
    

Problem conclusion

  • With this fix, when Certificate Expiration Monitor update any
    certificate, the core security code reinitializes the SSL
    configuration for applying the renewed certificates.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.18 and 9.0.5.4.  For more information, see
    'Recommended Updates for WebSphere Application Server':
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH22986

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2020-03-05

  • Closed date

    2020-03-16

  • Last modified date

    2020-03-25

  • 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

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"850"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
14 September 2020