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PK71757; 7.0: Admin thin client on distributed environment does not work in RMI



There are multiple problems fixed by this APAR. Description of each follows: a) For users of WebSphere Administrative ThinClient 7.0 on distributed, the client fails to connect to

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PK71757 resolves the following problem:

Admin thin client on distributed environment does not work for RMI/JSR160RMI with security on.



All users of IBM® WebSphere® Application Server V7.0

There are multiple problems fixed by this APAR. Description of each follows:
a) For users of WebSphere Administrative ThinClient 7.0 on distributed, the client fails to connect to the server if security is turned on when using RMI or JSR160RMI connector.

b) A nested business-level application cannot be started as part of its parent business-level application. c) Using wsadmin in local mode (conntype NONE option) and assigning resources to AuthorizationGroup, the addResourcesToAuthorizationGroup command fails with an Exception "Invalid type"


A summary of each problem follows:
a) When using wsadmin in the thinclient environment to connect to a secured server with RMI connector, it may fail with the error below:
WASX7023E: Error creating "RMI" connection to host "localhost"; exception information: javax.naming.NamingException: Error during resolve [Root exception is org.omg.CORBA.UNKNOWN: Unexpected exception found while rethrowing pending exception after processing client-side response interceptor: com/ibm/ws/Transaction/client/NonRecoverableTranManagerSet vmcid: IBM minor code: EA3 completed: Maybe]
b) A business-level application can be added to another (parent) business-level application. When a parent business-level application is started or stopped, all members of the business-level application are started or stopped, including all nested business-level applications that were added to it. The start or stop operations on nested business-level applications fail, yielding a "partially successful" result on the parent start or stop operation. A nested business-level application can be started and stopped directly with successful results, however. The error message depends on whether the operation is executed from wsadmin or the Adminstrative console. The error message displayed in wsadmin for start and stop operations has this general form:
WASX7015E: Exception running command: "$AdminTask startBLA
{-blaID ParentBLA}"; exception information:
java.lang.NullPointerException: name cannot be null
The error message displayed in the administrative console for
start operations is:
ParentBLA failed to start.
and the administrative console message for stop operations is:
An error occurred while stopping Parent BLA.
In the above messages, ParentBLA is the BLA being started or stopped.
c) Cannot use addResourcesToAuthorizationGroup command from wsadmin using local mode.
For example: When running the following command

$AdminTask addResourceToAuthorizationGroup {-authorizationGroupName ag1 -resourceName Server=server1}
The following error occurs:
ERROR: Caught Exception: Invalid Type. Server

For each problem:
a) Added the missing classes that need to be in administrative client
b) Enabled a nested business-level application to be started and stopped successfully as part of a start or stop operation on its parent business-level application.
c) Changed the code to properly use the resource type validation code that is required to validate resource types in a wsadmin process running in local mode.

The fix for this APAR is currently targeted for inclusion in fixpack Please refer to the recommended updates page for delivery information:


Please download the UpdateInstaller below to install this fix.

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Modified date:
15 June 2018