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PK78677: ALLOW LOGIN WHEN REPOSITORIES ARE DOWN

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Problem:
    
    In order to use WebSphere Application Server V6.1 federated
    repositories functionality, ALL of the configured
    repositories, which are specified as part of the federated
    repository configuration (for example LDAP ), MUST be
    active. This causes the following 2 problems.
    (1) When one of the configured repositories is down,  you
    cannot start or stop the WebSphere Application Server
    AppServer process even if another repository is active and a
    user will be found in that repository.
    (2) When one of the configured repositories is down after the
    WebSphere Application Server AppServer process started,
    authentication will fail even if another repository is active
    and user will be found in that repository.
    
    Requirement:
    When one of the configured repositories is down, the federated
    repository should work with other active repositories.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of WebSphere Application Server   *
    *                  V6.1                                        *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Allow login when repositories are down  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    In order to use WebSphere Application Server V6.1 federated
    repositories functionality, ALL of the configured
    repositories, which are specified as part of the federated
    repository configuration MUST be active.
    

Problem conclusion

  • With this feature, when one of the configured repositories is
    down, the federated repository should work with other active
    repositories.
    
    A new config parameter has been added to these CLIs:
    createIdMgrRealm
    updateIdMgrRealm
    
    Parameter:
    
    -allowOperationIfReposDown
    Specifies whether the system allows a repository operation
    such as get or search to complete successfully, even if
    repositories in the realm are down. The default value is
    false. (Boolean, optional)
    
    The command is fully documented for Websphere Application
    Server 7, at this link (doc defect #571019):
    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v7r0/topic/com.
    ibm.websphere.web20fep.multiplatform.doc/info/ae/ae/rxml_atidmgr
    realmconfig.html
    
    
    The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in
    fixpack 6.1.0.23.  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

    PK78677

  • Reported component name

    WEBS APP SERV N

  • Reported component ID

    5724H8800

  • Reported release

    61W

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2009-01-14

  • Closed date

    2009-02-09

  • Last modified date

    2009-02-09

  • 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

  • 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:
09 February 2009