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PI62166: ALLOW VMM REALMS TO BE ADDED DYNAMICALLY

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8.5.5.10: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 10
9.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 1
9.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 2
8.5.5.11: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 11
9.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 3
9.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 4
8.5.5.12: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 12
9.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 5
9.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 6
8.5.5.13: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 13
9.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 7
9.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 8
8.5.5.14: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 14
9.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 9
9.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 10
8.5.5.15: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 15
9.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server traditional V9.0 Fix Pack 11
9.0.5.0: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Refresh Pack
9.0.5.1: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 1
9.0.5.2: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 2
8.5.5.17: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 17
9.0.5.3: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 3
9.0.5.4: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 4
9.0.5.5: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 5
9.0.5.6: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 6

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APAR status

  • Closed as new function.

Error description

  • Portal requires adding VMM realms dynamically in WebSphere
    Application Server
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server virtual member manager (VMM)         *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Server restart needed when new realms   *
    *                      are added to VMM via Application        *
    *                      Server.                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Currently you can add realms to VMM via the application server
    administraive console and presumably wsadmin but they require
    a server restart to become live.
    WebSphere Portal requires the ability to add VMM realms
    dynamically without server restart.
    

Problem conclusion

  • With this APAR, WebSphere Application Server introduces
    support to add VMM realms dynamically and have them
    immediatley become live without a server restart.
    
    The fix involves setting a custom property called
    "com.ibm.websphere.security.dynamicVMMRealmUpdate" to "true"
    which allows VMM to add realms dynamically.
    
    Set the custom property using the following wsadmin command:
    
    $AdminTask configureAdminWIMUserRegistry {-customProperties
    {"com.ibm.websphere.security.dynamicVMMRealmUpdate=true"} }
    $AdminConfig save
    
    Restart the sever after configuring the custom property.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 9.0.0.1.  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

    PI62166

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-05-11

  • Closed date

    2016-07-18

  • Last modified date

    2016-07-18

  • 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 June 2021