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PK64013: PROVIDE WAY TO TURN OFF TAI AUTHENTICATION WHEN UNPROTECTED URI IS ACCESSED AND "USE AVAILABLE..." IS SET TO TRUE.

Fixes are available

7.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 3 for IBM i
7.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 3 for AIX
7.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 3 for HP-UX
7.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 1 for AIX
7.0.0.3: Java SDK 1.6 SR4 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
PK64013; 6.1.0.19: provide way to turn off tai authentication
7.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 1 for Windows
7.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 3 for Solaris
7.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 1 for HP-UX
7.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 1 for Linux
7.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 3 for Linux
7.0.0.1: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 1 for Solaris
Java SDK 1.5 SR8 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 5 for AIX
7.0.0.3: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 3 for Windows
7.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 5 for IBM i
7.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 5 for Windows
7.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 5 for HP-UX
7.0.0.5: Java SDK 1.6 SR5 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 5 for Solaris
7.0.0.5: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 5 for Linux
Java SDK 1.5 SR10 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 7 for IBM i
7.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 7 for AIX
7.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 7 for Windows
7.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 7 for HP-UX
7.0.0.7: Java SDK 1.6 SR6 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 7 for Solaris
7.0.0.7: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 7 for Linux
7.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 9 for IBM i
7.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 9 for Windows
7.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 9 for AIX
7.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 9 for HP-UX
7.0.0.9: Java SDK 1.6 SR7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 9 for Solaris
7.0.0.9: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 9 for Linux
6.1.0.31: Java SDK 1.5 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for IBM i
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for Windows
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for HP-UX
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for AIX
7.0.0.11: Java SDK 1.6 SR7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for Solaris
7.0.0.11: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 11 for Linux
6.1.0.33: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
6.1.0.29: Java SDK 1.5 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for AIX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for HP-UX
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for IBM i
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Linux
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Solaris
7.0.0.13: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 13 for Windows
7.0.0.13: Java SDK 1.6 SR8FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.35: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for AIX
7.0.0.15: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for HP-UX
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for IBM i
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Linux
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Solaris
7.0.0.15: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 15 for Windows
6.1.0.37: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.17: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 17
7.0.0.17: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.39: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP4 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.19: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 19
6.1.0.41: Java SDK 1.5 SR12 FP5 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.21: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 21
7.0.0.1: Java SDK 1.6 SR3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
6.1.0.43: Java SDK 1.5 SR13 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.23: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 23
7.0.0.25: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 25
6.1.0.45: Java SDK 1.5 SR14 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 27
7.0.0.29: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 29
6.1.0.47: WebSphere Application Server V6.1 Fix Pack 47
6.1.0.47: Java SDK 1.5 SR16 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 31
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.33: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 33
7.0.0.35: WebSphere Application Server V7.0 Fix Pack 35
7.0.0.19: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.21: Java SDK 1.6 SR9 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.23: Java SDK 1.6 SR10 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere
7.0.0.25: Java SDK 1.6 SR11 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.27: Java SDK 1.6 SR12 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.29: Java SDK 1.6 SR13 FP2 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.45: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP60 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.31: Java SDK 1.6 SR15 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.35: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP1 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.37: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP3 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.39: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP7 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.41: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP20 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server
7.0.0.43: Java SDK 1.6 SR16 FP41 Cumulative Fix for WebSphere Application Server

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The property will enable WebSphere application server to skip
    TAI authentication in following condition
    - Unprotected URI is accessed
    - 'Use available authentication data when an unprotected URI is
    accessed' is configured.
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of WebSphere Application Server   *
    *                  who configured "Authenticate only when the  *
    *                  URI is protected" and "Use available        *
    *                  authentication data when an unprotected URI *
    *                  is accessed"                                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: When unprotected URI is accessed,       *
    *                      SPNEGO-TAI authentication is invoked.   *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    When unprotected URI is accessed, Simple and Protected GSS-API
    Negotiation Mechanism - trust association interceptor
    (SPNEGO-TAI) authentication is
    invoked even when following two check boxes are
    checked in admin console.
    - "Authenticate only when the URI is protected"
    - "Use available authentication data when an unprotected URI
    is accessed"
    According to the Information Center article below,
    authentication should not be invoked when unprotected URI is
    accessed.
    
    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v6r1/topic/com.
    ibm.websphere.base.doc/info/aes/ae/usec_webauth.html
    
    This could cause "Write already obtained" error from
    application if SPNEGO code obtains the Writer before the
    application does.
    

Problem conclusion

  • This APAR introduces the following custom property at security
    top level:
    "com.ibm.websphere.security.performTAIForUnprotectedURI"
    Default value is "true".
    
    It can be defined from "Secure administration,
    applications, and infrastructure > Custom properties.
    
    If it is set to "false", SPNEGO-TAI authentication is skipped
    when unprotected URI is accessed.
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fixpack 6.1.0.21.  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

    PK64013

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPH APP SERV

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    61A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2008-04-07

  • Closed date

    2008-08-13

  • Last modified date

    2008-10-01

  • 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

    WEBSPH APP SERV

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61I PSY

       UP

  • R61P PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP

  • R61Z PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
01 October 2008