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PI21620: NullPointerException occurred during the first server startup after LTPA keys were regenerated.

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • NullPointerException occurred during the first server startup
    after LTPA keys were regenerated.  The following are the call
    stacks:
    
    AbstractToken 3   Exception occurred getting bytes[] from token.
    java.lang.NullPointerException
            at
    com.ibm.ws.security.util.StringUtil.toString(StringUtil.java:13)
            at
    com.ibm.ws.security.ltpa.LTPADigSignature.sign(LTPADigSignature.
    java:166)
            at
    com.ibm.ws.security.ltpa.LTPADigSignature.sign(LTPADigSignature.
    java:113)
            at
    com.ibm.ws.security.ltpa.LTPAToken.sign(LTPAToken.java:283)
            at
    com.ibm.ws.security.ltpa.LTPAToken.getBytes(LTPAToken.java:456)
            at
    com.ibm.ws.security.token.AbstractTokenImpl.getBytes(AbstractTok
    enImpl.java:186)
    ... ...
    

Local fix

  • run startServer a second time
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server LTPA keys.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: NullPointerException occurred during    *
    *                      the first server startup after LTPA     *
    *                      keys were regenerated.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    NullPointerException occurred during the first server startup
    after LTPA keys were regenerated.  The following are the call
    stacks:
    AbstractToken 3   Exception occurred getting bytes[] from
    token.
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    at
    com.ibm.ws.security.util.StringUtil.toString(StringUtil.java:13)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.security.ltpa.LTPADigSignature.sign(LTPADigSignature.
    java:166)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.security.ltpa.LTPADigSignature.sign(LTPADigSignature.
    java:113)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.security.ltpa.LTPAToken.sign(LTPAToken.java:283)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.security.ltpa.LTPAToken.getBytes(LTPAToken.java:456)
    at
    com.ibm.ws.security.token.AbstractTokenImpl.getBytes(AbstractTok
    enImpl.java:186)
    ... ...
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI21620

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-07-09

  • Closed date

    2014-08-25

  • Last modified date

    2014-08-25

  • 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

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
28 April 2022