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PM47434: Rational Clearcase on Unix does not downcase usernames for Flex/LM licenses

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using IBM Rational ClearCase with Rational Common Licensing
    (Flex/LM) in an interop configuration with Microsoft Windows and
    Unix hosts, users may consume multiple licenses if the UNIX
    usernames contain mixed case.
    
    According to
    https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21307169
    this issue was resolved for cases where the Windows usernames
    used mixed case. However, the automatic-lowercase of the OS user
    names was not done in the Unix license client.
    
    The only workaround is currently to rename all UNIX usernames to
    be fully-lowercase. When pulling user ID information from an
    LDAP repository, this could be an impractical alternative.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    When using IBM Rational ClearCase with Rational Common
    Licensing (Flex/LM) in an interop configuration with
    Microsoft Windows and Unix hosts, users may consume multiple
    licenses if the UNIX usernames contain mixed case.
    
    According to
    https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21307169
    this issue was resolved for cases where the Windows
    usernames used mixed case. However, the automatic-lowercase
    of the OS user names was not done in the Unix license
    client.
    
    The only workaround is currently to rename all UNIX
    usernames to be fully-lowercase. When pulling user ID
    information from an LDAP repository, this could be an
    impractical alternative.
    

Problem conclusion

  • A fix is available in ClearCase versions 7.1.2.5 and 8.0.0.1
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM47434

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    701

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-09-08

  • Closed date

    2011-12-16

  • Last modified date

    2011-12-16

  • 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

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G2900

Applicable component levels

  • R701 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
16 December 2011