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Rational DOORS and Rational DOORS Web Access 9.5.2



IBM Rational DOORS and Rational DOORS Web Access 9.5.2 has been made generally available and contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects

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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.

The information center provides you with user assistance for the product. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product. You can also visit the IBM Product information page to browse for additional information centers.

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.


Prerequisites include:

When following the link to Passport Advantage below, there are a large number of components that are listed for Rational DOORS and Rational DOORS Next Generation. The following components are the only ones that are required for a basic installation of Rational DOORS and Rational DOORS Web Access:

  • Quick Start Guide - IBM Rational DOORS V9.5.2 Multiplatform Multilingual (CIR32ML)
  • IBM Rational DOORS Web Access V9.5.2 Multiplatform Multilingual (CIU37ML)
  • IBM Rational DOORS 9.5.2 Multiplatforms Multilingual (CIU36ML)
  • IBM Rational License Key Server V8.1.3 for Windows Multilingual (CI90KML)
  • IBM Rational DOORS Kit for ISO 26262 & IEC 61508 for v9.5.1 & v9.5.2  (CIU3RML)

The following components are required for a basic installation of Rational DOORS Next Generation:

  • IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation Server V4.0.5 Multiplatforms Multilingual (CIU34ML)
  • IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation Clients V4.0.5 Multiplatforms Multilingual (CIU35ML)

Installation Instructions

Review the installation guide:

Rational DOORS is a 32-bit product. You can install Rational DOORS 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.

For information about installing Rational DOORS Next Generation, see the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management information center.

Click the link to the Install instructions provided below.

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Download Package

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Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express clients are required to sign in to download the software package.

IBM Software Group OEM offerings are designed for partners who develop and sell business solutions with embedded or bundled IBM middleware software. Clients with Flexible Contract Type (FCT) license purchases and IBM Business Partners must sign in to download the software package.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description

This is a service release. It contains new features as well as 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 issues to report.

Problems Solved

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

The following defects were not resolved in this release:

There are no known defects to report.

Review the following technotes for more details regards these known issues:

1649254Cannot select a requirement when linking to Rational DOORS module from Rational Rhapsody
1609604When installing the Rational DOORS v9.4.0.1 or later database server, a "failed to start" error occurs
1619406Issue with opening external URLs in the Rational DOORS internal help in the client
1649606Rational DOORS help home page is not updated after you install help locally from a version archive file
1646977When Rational DOORS is configured on Linux for SSS mode, changes to user roles are not retained in Rational Directory Server
1646782Rational DOORS database server on Solaris 10 does not start after configuring a secure connection to Rational Directory Server
1644280Configuring the Rational DOORS database server and client for compliance with NIST SP 800-131A
1641340Rational DOORS and Rational Directory Server integration: User roles are not retained after migration in SSS mode
1638556After upgrading to Rational DOORS 9.5.1, collaboration links that were created in previous versions might not appear
1634541Limited function when navigating from Rational DOORS to work items in Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
1632571If you delete Rational DOORS data after it is published to Rational Insight for reporting, it is not removed from the Rational Insight data warehouse
1638711A login failure occurs when creating area path in Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012
1635048Scripting error occurs when creating a new artifact by linking Rational DOORS to another RM application by using OSLC
1635716When opening Rational DOORS help, an error might occur: "Failed to create the Java Virtual Machine"
1592875Multiple DWA server installation on one machine
1617035Issue with displaying Layout DXL columns in Rational DOORS Web Access when using OSLC
1617040 Issue with upgrading the Rational DOORS database server if you have more than one instance of the database server on your computer
1617880When upgrading to Rational DOORS version 9.5, use the same host name for the Rational Quality Manager integration
1616740Issue with using TRS/LQE to track resources in Rational DOORS Web Access 9.5
1618189Problem rendering links in hover text for OSLC integrations

Change History

What's new

Rational DOORS version 9.5.2 includes the following new capabilities and enhancements:

  • Rational DOORS delegated user interface now supports multi-selection of requirements
  • Layout DXL column for displaying information on OSLC Architecture Management links
  • Additional Requirements Management metrics for reporting through Insight
  • Enhanced Rational DOORS Change Management integration (various performance improvements)
  • Users can now decide what OSLC repositories they want to query for links
  • Consolidated management of OLE versions in new data for more efficient storage on server
  • Easier to export whole modules via ReqIF
  • Support for the following:
    • FIPS 140-2 encryption standard
    • NIST SP800-131a encryption standard (strict and transitional modes)
    • Microsoft Office 2013
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 on Terminal Services

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Problems (APARS) fixed

Document Information

Modified date:
01 May 2020