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PH34840: OIDC RP: MAKE THE STATE PARAMETER ALPHANUMERIC

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APAR status

  • Closed as new function.

Error description

  • Although the OIDC RP state consists of at least 20 digits, is
    randomized, and is not predictable, some admins would prefer a
    different format.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    *                  and OpenID Connect                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Although the OIDC state parameter is    *
    *                      randomized and not predictable, some    *
    *                      admins would like it to be different.   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  Install a fix pack or interim fix that      *
    *                  contains                                    *
    *                  this APAR.                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    Although the OIDC state parameter is long, randomized and not
    predictable, some admins would like it to be different.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The OIDC TAI is updated so that the state parameter that is sent
    to the OpenID provider (OP) during the initial login is increase
    to 50 or more alphanumeric characters.  The value may include
    special characters.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.20 and 9.0.5.8. 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

    PH34840

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2021-02-25

  • Closed date

    2021-04-07

  • Last modified date

    2021-04-07

  • 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

[{"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:
08 April 2021