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PI45277: PERL BASE CLEARCASE/CLEARQUEST SHOULD PERFORM CASE INSENSITIVE USERNAME COMPARISONS IN PASSWORD VALIDITY CHECK ON WINDOWS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using the Perl-based integration between IBM Rational
    ClearCase and IBM Rational ClearQuest on Microsoft Windows, the
    user's ClearQuest login credentials may be intermittently
    invalidated if the user name used to log in to Windows is not an
    exact case-match for the user name stored on the domain.
    (Example: "user1" vs. "User1")
    
    The Perl integration performs a case-sensitive comparison
    between a cached login ID and the actual user login ID as part
    of the validity check. On Windows, this comparison should be
    case-insensitive.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * Users of the Perl-based integration between IBM Rational     *
    * ClearCase and IBM Rational ClearQuest on Microsoft Windows.  *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * When using the Perl-based integration between IBM Rational   *
    * ClearCase and IBM Rational ClearQuest on Microsoft Windows,  *
    * the user's ClearQuest login credentials may be               *
    * intermittently invalidated if the user name used to log in   *
    * to Windows is not an exact case-match for the user name      *
    * stored on the domain.                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 8.0.0.17 and 8.0.1.10
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI45277

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2015-07-20

  • Closed date

    2015-12-10

  • Last modified date

    2015-12-10

  • 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

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G2900

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R801 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
10 December 2015