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PI63461: AUDITSERVICEPROVIDER AND AUDITEVENTFACTORY SETTINGS ARE OVERWRITTEN BY PFBCT

Fixes are available

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 program error.

Error description

  • If there are several AuditServiceProvider settings and you can
    extract them to a property file by using PFBCT.
    
    AdminTask.extractConfigProperties('[-propertiesFileName
    /tmp/AuditServiceProvider.props -options
    [[PortablePropertiesFile true]] -filterMechanism
    SELECTED_SUBTYPES -selectedSubTypes [AuditServiceProvider] ]')
    
    You will expect that these settings can be imported also.
    
    AdminTask.applyConfigProperties('[-propertiesFileName
    /tmp/AuditServiceProvider.props -reportFileName
    /tmp/AuditServiceProvider_report.txt]')
    
    But when we apply the property, unexpected overwrite issue will
    happen and only one AuditServiceProvider settting remains and
    the other settings will disappear.
    
    The same issue will happen for AuditEventFactory setting.
    
    
    We can see that the settings were overwritten in the log.
    -----------------------------------
    ADMG0818I: Processing section
    AuditServiceProvider:AuditPolicy:Cell=aNode23Cell:Audit=:AuditPo
    licy=:AuditServiceProvider=className#com.ibm.ws.security.audit.B
    inaryEmitterImpl.
    ADMG0811I: Changing value for this property name. New value
    specified is auditproviderTest. Old value was
    auditServiceProviderImpl_1.
    ADMG0819I: End Processing section
    AuditServiceProvider:AuditPolicy:Cell=aNode23Cell:Audit=:AuditPo
    licy=:AuditServiceProvider=className#com.ibm.ws.security.audit.B
    inaryEmitterImpl.
    -----------------------------------
    

Local fix

  • none, but you can configure the setting again.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server Version 8.5.5 and 9.0                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Creating an AuditServiceProvider        *
    *                      using the applyConfigProperties         *
    *                      command ends up overwriting the         *
    *                      existing one.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Extracting existing AuditServiceProvider using the
    extractConfigPropeperty command to a property file and
    modifying the property file to create a new one using
    appplyConfigProperties ends up overwriting the existing one
    instead.
    

Problem conclusion

  • Code is fixed to allow the creation of a new
    AuditServiceProvider using the applyConfigProperties command.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix packs 8.5.5.11 and 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

    PI63461

  • 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

    2016-06-02

  • Closed date

    2016-08-16

  • Last modified date

    2016-08-16

  • 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:
14 October 2021