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PH29829: CUSTOMER'S SHOULD NOT HAVE THEIR PLUGIN-KEY.KDB/STH FILES WITHIN /ETC

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Customer's shouldn't use the /etc folder to store any of their
    plugin files.  This location is updated everytime a fix pack
    is applied and could overwrite mission critical files.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Customers should not use the            *
    *                      pluginroot/etc folder                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Customers shouldn't have any of their production files like
    Plugin-cfg.xml or Plugin-key.kdb within the pluginroot/etc
    location.  Placing files there risk production outages because
    the plugin install process uses this location during it
    processing.  It's possible that production files could get
    overwritten.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A Warning message has been added to the plugin logging to
    alert customer's to this if it detects that it's loading files
    from this location.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    9.0.5.7 & 8.5.5.19. For more information, see 'Recommended
    Updates for WebSphere Application Server':
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/715553
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH29829

  • 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

    2020-09-24

  • Closed date

    2020-10-22

  • Last modified date

    2020-10-22

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

    PH29323

  • 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":"LOB10","label":"Data and AI"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU029","label":"Software"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"850"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
23 October 2020