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PI74792: java.lang.NullPointerException when starting an .ear application with autoExpand="true" in server.xml

Fixes are available

17.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.1
17.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.2
17.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.3
17.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 17.0.0.4
18.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.0.0.1
18.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.0.0.2
18.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.0.0.3
18.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 18.0.0.4
19.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.1
19.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.2
19.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.3
19.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.4
19.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.5
19.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.6
19.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.7
19.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.8
19.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.9
19.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.10
19.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.11
19.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 19.0.0.12
20.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.1
20.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.2
20.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.3
20.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.4
20.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.5
20.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.6
20.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.7
20.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.8
20.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.9
20.0.0.10: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.10
20.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.11
20.0.0.12: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 20.0.0.12

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When an application EAR file is placed in the liberty
    server_root/dropins folder and autoExpand is set to true in
    server.xml, the application will fail to start after the
    server is started.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server Liberty                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: On IBM i, an Application may fail to    *
    *                      start with error CWWKZ0002E.            *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    On IBM i, if an EAR (Enterprise Application aRchive) file is
    placed in the server's dropins folder and autoExpand="true" is
    specified in server.xml, for example:
    ...
    <applicationManager autoExpand="true"/>
    ...
    The application will fail to start with the following error in
    the Application server's console.log:
    [ERROR   ] CWWKZ0002E: exception occurred while starting
    application. The exception message was:
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

  • Grant user profile QEJBSVR All authority to the
    ${server.config.dir}/apps folder:
    Run the following IBM i command:
    CHGAUT OBJ('<server config directory>/apps') USER(QEJBSVR)
    DTAAUT(*RWX) OBJAUT(*ALL) SUBTREE(*ALL)
    
    Example of <server config directory>:
    /qibm/userdata/websphere/liberty/BASE/wlp/usr/servers/<server_na
    me>, where <server_name> is the liberty WebSphere Application
    Server server name.
    

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI74792

  • Reported component name

    LIBERTY PROFILE

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0814

  • Reported release

    CD0

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-01-11

  • Closed date

    2017-01-17

  • Last modified date

    2017-01-17

  • 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

    LIBERTY PROFILE

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0814

Applicable component levels

  • RCD0 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
18 October 2021