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Rational DOORS and DOORS Web Access Fix Pack 1 ( for 9.6



IBM Rational DOORS and DOORS Web Access has been made generally available and contains fixes to version 9.6 including all predecessor fix packs.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.

The Known side effects section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.

Supporting Documentation
Document Description

Click to review the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.

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Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

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Prerequisites include:

Review the Version compatibility for Rational DOORS Web Access, interoperation server, Rational DOORS database server and client document prior to installation to ensure the client and server compatibility requirements are met in your environment.

Installation Instructions

Review the Installing section of the Knowledge Center for details.

All Rational DOORS components are 32-bit. An optional 64-bit client is now available. You can install 32-bit Rational DOORS components on a supported 64-bit Windows platform. See system requirements for a list of supported platforms.

To run Rational DOORS on a Linux platform, the operating system must be configured to support 32-bit applications.

Download Package

The following sections provide detailed information related to this release.

Click the FC link below to obtain the release from Fix Central.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a maintenance release. It contains fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Test Results


Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known regressions to report.

Problems Solved

Defects resolved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known Side Effects

Review the following list of known issues and open defects:

Review the following technotes for details regarding known issues.

Technote Description
1678414 You cannot create an OSLC link from the Rational DOORS client to a Rational Team Concert 5.0 work item
1677957 HP Quality Center Interface connection to Rational DOORS 9.6 fails with "DOORS Home not found" error
1677409 Rational DOORS Team Foundation Server addon does not work with the Microsoft Visual Studio Shell
1675914 Sample keystore security certificate for testing SSL communications with Rational DOORS Web Access
1666672 Security Bulletin: Security vulnerability in the JRE in Rational DOORS Web Access (CVE-2014-0453)
1676983 Security Bulletin: Security vulnerabilities in Apache Tomcat in Rational DOORS Web Access

Open defects

Review the following list of open defects for Rational DOORS and DOORS Web Access on the IBM Support Portal.

Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for Rational products available on the Web for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.

Change History

What's new

Rational DOORS version includes the following new capabilities and enhancements:


  • Rational DOORS Web Access support for PKI Certificate Revocation List.
  • Rational DOORS support for PKI Certificate Revocation List.

Supported Browsers and Operating Systems

  • Support for Mozilla Fire Fox 31
  • Support for Internet Explorer 11.
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 8.1.


  • Documentation updated to include load balancing and reverse proxy instructions for Rational DOORS Web Access.
  • Interop Servers are able to start in environments where system usernames are configured for Rational DOORS. Please note that Rational DOORS Web Access will still prompt for usernames and passwords.
  • Interop Servers should tolerate DOORS servers being stopped and started (i.e. reconnect logic).

Click the link in the Download Options column:

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Problems (APARS) fixed

Document Information

Modified date:
01 May 2020