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PH35329: IF AN EXTREMELY LARGE NUMBER IS INPUT FOR LTPA TIMEOUT, IT MAY EXCEED THE MAXIMUM LONG VALUE, RESULTING IN AN INVALID TOKEN.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • If an extremely large number is input for LTPA timeout, it may
    exceed the maximum long value.   The LTPA token will be created,
    but its expiration time will always be in a time prior to the
    current time resulting in an expired token.   This renders the
    WebSphere Application Server as unusable.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    *                  who specify an LTPA timeout value of        *
    *                  MAX_LONG                                    *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: If an extremely large number is input   *
    *                      for LTPA timeout, it may                *
    *                      exceed the maximum long value.   The    *
    *                      LTPA token will be created,             *
    *                      but its expiration time will always be  *
    *                      in a time prior to the                  *
    *                      current time resulting in an expired    *
    *                      token.   This renders the               *
    *                      WebSphere Application Server as         *
    *                      unusable.                               *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    If the LTPA timeout value is set to MAX_LONG, or even a value
    very
    close to it, the LTPA token will be created but will show as
    being
    expired.   This renders the application server unusable.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH35329

  • 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

    2021-03-15

  • Closed date

    2021-05-10

  • Last modified date

    2021-05-10

  • 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":"900"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
11 May 2021