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PH24737: OIDC RP: MAKE THE INTROSPECTION RESPONSE AVAILABLE VIA API

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • With OpenID Connect (OIDC), application programmers may want to
    have access to the introspection response from the OP, but the
    OIDC TAI in WebSphere does not make this information available.
    

Local fix

  • n/a
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  IBM WebSphere Application Server users of   *
    *                  OpenID Connect                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The OIDC TAI does not expose the        *
    *                      introspection response from the         *
    *                      OpenID provider.                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack or interim fix that      *
    *                  contains this APAR.                         *
    ****************************************************************
    Application programmers may need access to the introspection
    response from the OpenID provider.  The OpenID Connect (OIDC)
    Relying Party (RP) Trust Association Interceptor (TAI) does
    not expose this information.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The OIDC RP TAI is updated so that when the OpenID Connect
    session data is created via introspection, the introspection
    response is stored and made available to application
    programmers on the
    com.ibm.websphere.security.oidc.util.OidcClientHelper API.
    
    The following methods are added to the
    com.ibm.websphere.security.oidc.util.OidcClientHelper API:
    
    /**
      * Retrieve the introspection response String from the input
      * Subject.
      *
      * This method will return null if the OIDC session data
      * associated with this subject was not created via
      * introspection.
      *
      * @return The introspection response String or null if
      * there is no access token on the Subject
      * @throws Exception if an error occurs either while
      * obtaining the runAs Subject or accessing the private
      * credentials.
      */
      public static String
    getIntrospectionResponseFromSubject(Subject subj) throws
    Exception {}
    
    /**
      * Retrieve the introspection response String from the
      * current runAs Subject.
      *
      * This method will return null if the OIDC session data
      * associated with this subject was not created via
      * introspection.
      *
      * @return The introspection response String or null if
      * there is no access token on the Subject
      * @throws Exception if an error occurs either while
      * obtaining the runAs Subject or accessing the private
      * credentials.
      */
      public static String getIntrospectionResponseFromSubject()
    throws Exception {}
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix packs
    8.5.5.18 and 9.0.5.5. For more information, see 'Recommended
    Updates for WebSphere Application Server':
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH24737

  • 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

    2020-04-23

  • Closed date

    2020-06-30

  • Last modified date

    2020-06-30

  • 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

    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:
15 September 2021