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PI93225: Users logging in with parentheses in their names cause "unbalanced parethesis error"

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • A user with a parenthesis in its name causes an unbalanced
    parenthesis error.
    
    A request to WAS federated repositories API
    
    <wim:controls xsi:type="wim:SearchControl" countLimit="101"
    expression="@xsi:type='PersonAccount' and principalName =
    'ab(cd'"
    
    causes an "unbalanced parenthesis error".
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: A user with a parenthesis in its name   *
    *                      causes an unbalanced parenthesis        *
    *                      error.                                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    A user with a parenthesis in its name causes an unbalanced
    parenthesis error.
    Note: This APAR is for Federated Repository configuration. For
    the same issue with Standalone LDAP, following APAR is
    available.
    PI97974: A request to WebSphere Standalone LDAP API causes
    an "Unbalanced Parenthesis error"
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI93225

  • 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

    2018-02-01

  • Closed date

    2018-04-05

  • Last modified date

    2018-08-24

  • 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

  • R800 PSY

       UP

  • R850 PSY

       UP

  • R900 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
06 December 2021