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PI69884: CMS OPTION IS NOT SHOWN IN IKEYMAN PULLDOWN LIST

Fixes are available

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
9.0.5.7: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5 Fix Pack 7
9.0.5.8: WebSphere Application Server traditional Version 9.0.5.8
8.5.5.20: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5.20
8.5.5.18: WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Fix Pack 18

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • WebSphere Application Server and Plug-ins v9 and v8.5.5.11
    using Java 8, does not list the CMS option
    in IKeyman GUI.
    

Local fix

  • 1.Navigate to directory
    IBM\WebSphere\AppServer_1\java\jre\lib\security
    
    Or for the Web Server Plug-in, navigate to
    \Plugins_Install_Root\java\jre\lib\security
    
    2.Open the java.security file.
    
    3.In the java.security file, add the following statement to the
    list of security providers as shown, where number is the last
    sequence number in the list.
    
    security.provider.number=com.ibm.security.cmskeystore.CMSProvide
    r
    
    for further information please navigate to url below:
    
    Adding CMS/KDB support for the iKeyMan utility:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSKTXQ_9.0.1/admin/c
    onfig/config__add_cmskdb_support_ikeyman_utility.html
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server who use ikeyman from WebSphere's     *
    *                  bin directory or Plugins\bin directory      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: iKeyman GUI does not show "CMS"         *
    *                      in its pull down menu for WebSphere     *
    *                      Application Server or Plug-ins          *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    Starting with Java 8, CMS provider is not loaded by default.
    iKeyman does not show the CMS option when the CMS provider is
    not loaded.
    

Problem conclusion

  • At iKeyman 8.0.411 or above, following JVM property is
    supported by GSKit: ADD_CMS_SERVICE_PROVIDER_ENBLED
    
    When it is set to true,  iKeyman loads the CMS provider and
    shows the CMS option on its pulldown on the GUI.
    
    ikeyman launch script under WebSphere installation bin
    directory and Plugins installation bin is updated by this APAR
    to add the JVM option.
    
     -DADD_CMS_SERVICE_PROVIDER_ENABLED=true
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fix pack 9.0.0.4 and 8.5.5.12. Please refer to the Recommended
    Updates page for delivery information:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=180&uid=swg27004980
    

Temporary fix

  • Alternately,  java.security file can be updated to load
       com.ibm.security.cmskeystore.CMSProvider
    so that the CMS option shows up in iKeyman GUI.
    This solution does not require iKeyman to be at or above
    8.0.411.
    

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI69884

  • Reported component name

    IBM HTTP SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0801

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2016-09-28

  • Closed date

    2016-12-13

  • Last modified date

    2017-06-08

  • 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

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
23 November 2021