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PI56589: USER/GROUP MAPPING TO A SECURITY ROLE FAILS FOR EBA APPLICATION IF IT BELONGS TO A USER REGISTRY CONFIGURED IN SECURITY DOMAIN

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • We can map user and group to a security role even if it is EBA
    application.
    
    In admin console, we can see the setting at Business-level
    applications > BLA_NAME >  EBA_NAME > Security role to user or
    group mapping page.
    
    If the group or user belongs to a user registry of a security
    domain, the mapping fails with CWSAL0041E (The specified
    user(or group) XXXX is not valid. Check log for details.)
    
    Here is an example to replicate the issue.
    1. create a dmgr profile with WIM repository
    2. add a custom profile and create a server
    3. add a security domain(& its realm) for the server
    4. configure custom registry for the domain.
    5. deploy a secure EBA(osgi) application.
    6. try to map a group in the custom registry to a role
    and confirmed the same issue(CWSAL0042E).
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  WebSphere Application Server users of OSGi  *
    *                  applications                                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Mapping roles to users or groups        *
    *                      for an OSGi application fails           *
    *                      generating CWSAL0041E or CWSAL0042E     *
    *                      messages.                               *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When mapping roles to users or groups for an OSGi application
    the specified users or groups are automatically validated as
    part of the mapping process.  This validation does not occur
    when performing the same mapping for J2EE applications.
    The validation process always occurs against the default user
    registry.  If the users or groups being validated exist in a
    non-default user registry then the validation process fails.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The validation process is not necessary and not capable of
    validating users and groups against non-default user registries.
    
    A new JVM system property
    com.ibm.ws.eba.bla.MapRolesToUsersStep.SkipValidation can be
    set to a value of true to disable the validation process when
    mapping roles to users or groups for OSGi applications.
    
    In an Network Deployment environment the system property
    should be specified on the deployment manager.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 8.5.5.11 and 9.0.0.2. Please refer to the Recommended
    Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI56589

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SER DE

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8900

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-02-03

  • Closed date

    2016-07-01

  • Last modified date

    2016-07-01

  • 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

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 October 2021