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PI78245: An authData element without an id causes a NullPointerException in the logs.

Fixes are available

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
21.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 21.0.0.3
21.0.0.4: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 21.0.0.4
21.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 21.0.0.5
21.0.0.6: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 21.0.0.6
21.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 21.0.0.7
21.0.0.8: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 21.0.0.8
21.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 21.0.0.9
21.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 21.0.0.1
21.0.0.2: WebSphere Application Server Liberty 21.0.0.2

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • There is a NullPointerException in the logs for an authData
    element configured without an id attribute.  The exception
    is as follows,
    
    [1/18/17 9:47:40:622 CST] 0000002b
    LogService-88-com.ibm.ws.security.auth.data.common
    E CWWKE0701E:
    [com.ibm.websphere.security.auth.data.AuthDataProvider(216)]
    The unsetAuthData method has thrown an exception
    Bundle:com.ibm.ws.security.auth.data.common(id=88)
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    	at java.util.regex.Matcher.getTextLength(Matcher.java:1283)
    	at java.util.regex.Matcher.reset(Matcher.java:309)
    	at java.util.regex.Matcher.<init>(Matcher.java:229)
    	at java.util.regex.Pattern.matcher(Pattern.java:1093)
    	at
    com.ibm.websphere.security.auth.data.AuthDataProvider.getKey
    (AuthDataProvider.java:92)
    ...
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server Liberty - Security                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: An authData element without an id       *
    *                      causes a NullPointerException in the    *
    *                      logs.                                   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    There is a NullPointerException in the logs for an authData
    element configured without an id attribute.  The exception is as
    follows,
    
    [1/18/17 9:47:40:622 CST] 0000002b LogService-88-
    com.ibm.ws.security.auth.data.common           E CWWKE0701E:
    [com.ibm.websphere.security.auth.data.AuthDataProvider(216)] The
    unsetAuthData method has thrown an exception
    Bundle:com.ibm.ws.security.auth.data.common(id=88)
    java.lang.NullPointerException
    	at java.util.regex.Matcher.getTextLength(Matcher.java:1283)
    	at java.util.regex.Matcher.reset(Matcher.java:309)
    	at java.util.regex.Matcher.<init>(Matcher.java:229)
    	at java.util.regex.Pattern.matcher(Pattern.java:1093)
    	at
    com.ibm.websphere.security.auth.data.AuthDataProvider.getKey(Aut
    hDataProvider.java:92)
    ...
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code was modified to avoid the NullPointerException when an
    authData element is configured without an id attribute.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in fix
    pack 17.0.0.2.  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

    PI78245

  • Reported component name

    WAS LIBERTY COR

  • Reported component ID

    5725L2900

  • Reported release

    855

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2017-03-15

  • Closed date

    2017-04-06

  • Last modified date

    2017-04-06

  • 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

    WAS LIBERTY COR

  • Fixed component ID

    5725L2900

Applicable component levels

  • R855 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
01 December 2021