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PI94599: Intermittent NPE in SocialLogin feature when a running server is reconfigured.

Fixes are available

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 attempting to authenticate using social media,
    authentication fails and an FFDC message is seen:
    "SSL socket factory may not be null
    com.ibm.ws.security.social.tai.AuthorizationCodeAuthenticato
    r"
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server Liberty - Web Services Security      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Intermittent NullPointerException in    *
    *                      SocialLogin feature when a running      *
    *                      server is reconfigured.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When attempting to authenticate using social media,
    authentication fails and an FFDC message is seen:
    "SSL socket factory may not be null
    com.ibm.ws.security.social.tai.AuthorizationCodeAuthenticator"
    
    An FFDC entry might show a call stack similar to this:
    Stack Dump = java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: SSL socket
    factory may not be null
    	at org.apache.http.util.Args.notNull(Args.java:48)
    	at
    org.apache.http.conn.ssl.SSLConnectionSocketFactory.<init>(SSLCo
    nnectionSocketFactory.java:204)
    	at
    org.apache.http.conn.ssl.SSLConnectionSocketFactory.<init>(SSLCo
    nnectionSocketFactory.java:196)
    	at
    com.ibm.ws.security.social.internal.utils.OAuthClientHttpUtil.cr
    eateHTTPClient(OAuthClientHttpUtil.java:321)
    	at
    com.ibm.ws.security.social.internal.utils.OAuthClientHttpUtil.ex
    ecuteRequest(OAuthClientHttpUtil.java:112)
    	at
    com.ibm.ws.security.social.internal.utils.OAuthClientHttpUtil.co
    mmonEndpointInvocation(OAuthClientHttpUtil.java:228)
    	at
    com.ibm.ws.security.social.internal.utils.OAuthClientHttpUtil.po
    stToEndpoint(OAuthClientHttpUtil.java:162)
    	at
    com.ibm.ws.security.social.internal.utils.OAuthClientUtil.getTok
    ensFromAuthzCode(OAuthClientUtil.java:136)
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI94599

  • 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

    2018-03-02

  • Closed date

    2018-04-06

  • Last modified date

    2018-04-06

  • 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

    LIBERTY PROFILE

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0814

Applicable component levels

  • RCD0 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 October 2021