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PH23211: PASSWORD ON COMMANDLINE IS NOT MASKED CORRECTLY

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When you run a wsadmin command on the command line that
    requires a password (e.g. serverStatus) and do not provide the
    password as parameter, if you type the password char by char
    via the keyboard it is masked by blanks.
    However, if you enter
    the password via COPY+PASTE, only the last character is masked
    by a blank.
    

Local fix

  • Enter the password as parameter or via the keyboard.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When administrative commands            *
    *                      requires password, the password         *
    *                      string is partially shown if it is      *
    *                      pasted into console prompt              *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The console prompt masks the password if a character is typed
    one by one, but it does not mask a password string pasted into
    the prompt.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH23211

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2020-03-12

  • Closed date

    2020-03-30

  • Last modified date

    2020-03-30

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

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Document Information

Modified date:
30 March 2020