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PH31184: Fixes/enhancements for PH31613

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    *                  who use GSSAPI/Kerberos to bind to their    *
    *                  LDAP                                        *
    *                  server.                                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Improvements to the GSSAPI/Kerberos     *
    *                      bind                                    *
    *                      authentication support for LDAP         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Improvements are needed for the GSSAPI/Kerberos bind
    authentication support for LDAP. There are exceptions in the
    administrative console LDAP panels. Some error messages need
    improvements. WebSphere variables for the file path for the
    krb5TicketCache, krb5Keytab, and krb5Config do not resolve to
    their actual value. The krb5TicketCache does not try to refresh
    even if there is renewal lifetime remaining.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Updates were made to fix exceptions found in the LDAP panels of
    the administrative console and improve error messages related to
    the GSSAPI/Kerberos bind authentication support for LDAP. The
    functionality was also enhanced to allow krb5TicketCache renewal
    and WebSphere variables are resolved for the file name paths.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.20 and 9.0.5.7. 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

    PH31184

  • 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

    2020-11-03

  • Closed date

    2021-02-16

  • Last modified date

    2021-02-16

  • 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":"900"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
27 February 2021