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SE63231: IBM MQ on IBMi generates unnecessary audit entries in the QAUDJRN journal

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • After upgrading to IBM MQ 7.1 or 8.0 on IBMi many audit entries
    may be
    produced of the form:
    Type AF-A Job name number user SRVPGM LIBMQE or LIBMQMCS
    for IFS stream files similar to:
    /QIBM/UserData/mqm/sockets/&SYSTEM/qmgrlocl/<qmgrnam/1/Trace.shm
    /QIBM/UserData/mqm/sockets/<qmgrname>/qmgrlocl/<qmgrname>
    /subpool.lck
    Type AF-K *INSTR Job name number user SRVPGM LIBMQE
    
    *
    Additional keywords:
    qmgrlocl
    

Local fix

  • Adding *JOBCTL to the user profile generating these entries will
    alleviate the AF-K *INSTR entries but not the AF entries for
    subpool.lck and/or trace.shm
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    USERS AFFECTED:
    IBM MQ on IBM i users who also have IBM i AF (authority failure)
    auditing enabled
    
    
    Platforms affected:
    IBM iSeries
    
    ****************************************************************
    PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    MQ 7.1 and 8.0 may generate unnecessary AF audit entries in the
    QAUDJRN journal when performing normal functions. Typically
    these AF entries are generated by users who are performing MQ
    work but do not have elevated IBM i authority and/or belong to
    the QMQMADM group.
    

Problem conclusion

  • IBM MQ code has been modified to address these various audit
    entries being unnecessarily generated.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    The fix is targeted for delivery in the following PTFs:
    
    Version    Maintenance Level
    v7.1       7.1.0.8
    v8.0       8.0.0.5
    
    The latest available maintenance can be obtained from
    'WebSphere MQ Recommended Fixes'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006037
    
    If the maintenance level is not yet available information on
    its planned availability can be found in 'WebSphere MQ
    Planned Maintenance Release Dates'
    http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=171&uid=swg27006309
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    SE63231

  • Reported component name

    WMQ ISERIES V8.

  • Reported component ID

    5724H7254

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-11-06

  • Closed date

    2015-11-18

  • Last modified date

    2016-11-03

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Modules/Macros

  • RCHMGR
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WMQ ISERIES V8.

  • Fixed component ID

    5724H7254

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
03 November 2016