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PH36615: QSHELL COMMAND LINE REMAINS HIDDEN AFTER PROMPTING FOR PASSWORD WITH ADMINISTRATIVE SECURITY ENABLED FOR A WAS PROFILE.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Beginning in 9.0.5.4 fix pack, the Qshell command line remains
    hidden after being prompted for a password for authentication
    when stopping an application server, connecting to wsadmin via
    SOAP, etc. After the password is entered and ENTER is pressed,
    the Qshell command line remains hidden instead of changing back
    to normal mode. This causes any characters to remain hidden on
    the command line and not visible when typing.
    

Local fix

  • Use the -username and -password options on the command line
    instead of having it prompt for a password or rollback to WAS
    fix pack to 9.0.5.3.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    *                  on IBM i.                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The QSHELL command prompt and text      *
    *                      stays                                   *
    *                      hidden after prompting for WebSphere    *
    *                      credentials.                            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Beginning in the 9.0.5.4 fix pack, the QSHELL command line
    remains hidden after being prompted for a password for
    authentication when stopping an application server, connecting
    to wsadmin via SOAP, etc.  After the password is typed and ENTER
    is pressed, the QSHELL command line remains hidden instead of
    changing back to normal mode.  This causes any characters to
    remain hidden on the command line until the QSHELL session is
    exited (F3).  This issue only affects the user's current QSHELL
    session.  Closing the affected QSHELL session and opening a new
    one causes QSHELL to behave normally again.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH36615

  • 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

    2021-04-22

  • Closed date

    2021-05-10

  • Last modified date

    2021-05-13

  • 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:
14 May 2021