Access problems after enabling security

 

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  1. I cannot access all or part of the administrative console or use the wsadmin tool after enabling security

  2. I cannot access a Web page after enabling security

  3. Authentication error accessing a Web page

  4. Authorization error accessing a Web page

  5. The client cannot access an enterprise bean after enabling security

  6. The client never gets prompted when accessing a secured enterprise bean

  7. I cannot stop an application server, node manager, or node after enabling security

  8. AccessControlException is reported in SystemOut.log

  9. After enabling single signon, I cannot log on to the administrative console

For general tips on diagnosing and resolving security-related problems, see the topic Troubleshooting the security component.

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I cannot access all or part of the administrative console or use the wsadmin tool after enabling security

 

I cannot access a Web page after enabling security

When secured resources are not accessible, probable causes include:

 

The client cannot access an enterprise bean after enabling security

If client access to an enterprise bean fails after security is enabled:

If org.omg.CORBA.NO_PERMISSION exceptions occur when programmatically logging on to access a secured enterprise bean, an authentication exception has occurred on the server. Typically the CORBA exception is triggered by an underlying com.ibm.WebSphereSecurity.AuthenticationFailedException. To determine the actual cause of the authentication exception, examine the full trace stack:

  1. Begin by viewing the text following WSSecurityContext.acceptSecContext(), reason: in the exception. Typically, this text describes the failure without further analysis.

  2. If this action does not describe the problem, look up the CORBA minor code. The codes are listed in the article titled Troubleshooting the security components reference.

    For example, the following exception indicates a CORBA minor code of 49424300. The explanation of this error in the CORBA minor code table reads

    authentication failed error.
    
    
    In this case the user ID or password supplied by the client program is probably invalid

    org.omg.CORBA.NO_PERMISSION: Caught WSSecurityContextException in WSSecurityContext.acceptSecContext(), reason: Major Code[0] Minor Code[0] Message[ Exception caught invoking authenticateBasicAuthData from SecurityServer for user jdoe. Reason: com.ibm.WebSphereSecurity.AuthenticationFailedException] minor code: 49424300 completed: No at com.ibm.ISecurityLocalObjectBaseL13Impl. PrincipalAuthFailReason.map_auth_fail_to_minor_code (PrincipalAuthFailReason.java:83)

A CORBA INITIALIZE exception with CWWSA1477W: SECURITY CLIENT/SERVER CONFIGURATION MISMATCH error embedded, is received by client program from the server.

This error indicates that the security configuration for the server differs from the client in some fundamental way. The full exception message lists the specific mismatches. For example, the following exception lists three errors

Exception received: org.omg.CORBA.INITIALIZE: 
 CWWSA1477W: SECURITY CLIENT/SERVER CONFIG MISMATCH: 
The client security configuration (sas.client.props or outbound settings in administrative 
console) does not support the server security configuration for the following reasons: 
ERROR 1: CWWSA0607E: The client requires SSL Confidentiality but the server does not support it. 
ERROR 2: CWWSA0610E: The server requires SSL Integrity but the client does not support it. 
ERROR 3: CWWSA0612E: The client requires client (e.g., userid/password or token), but the server does 
not support it. 
     minor code: 0 
     completed: No 
at com.ibm.ISecurityLocalObjectBaseL13Impl.SecurityConnectionInterceptor.getConnectionKey(SecurityConnectionInterceptor.java:1770) 

In general, resolving the problem requires a change to the security configuration of either the client or the server. To determine which configuration setting is involved, look at the text following the CWWSA error message. For more detailed explanations and instructions, look in the message reference, by selecting the Reference view of the information center navigation and expanding Messages in the navigation tree.

In these particular cases:

Similarly, an exception like org.omg.CORBA.INITIALIZE: JSAS0477W: SECURITY CLIENT/SERVER CONFIG MISMATCH: appearing on the server trying to service a client request indicates a security configuration mismatch between client and server. The steps for resolving the problem are the same as for the JSAS1477W exceptions previously described.

 

Client program never gets prompted when accessing secured enterprise bean

Even though it appears security is enabled and an enterprise bean is secured, it can happen that the client executes the remote method without prompting. If the remote method is protected, an authorization failure results. Otherwise, execute the method as an unauthenticated user.

Possible reasons for this problem include:

 

Cannot stop an application server, node manager, or node after enabling security

If you use command line utilities to stop WAS processes, apply additional parameters after enabling security to provide authentication and authorization information.

Use the ./stopServer.sh -help command to display the parameters to use.

Use the following command options after enabling security:

If you use the Windows service panel or the net stop command to stop the WAS processes, update the existing Application Server service using an additional stop argument. Use the -stopArgs and the-encodeParams parameters to update the service as described in the "Updating an existing Application Server service" example in the WASService command article.

 

After enabling single signon, I cannot log on to the administrative console

This problem occurs when single signon (SSO) is enabled, and you attempt to access the administrative console using the short name of the server, for example http://myserver:9060/ibm/console. The server accepts your user ID and password, but returns you to the log on page instead of the administrative console.

To correct this problem, use the fully qualified host name of the server, for example http://myserver.mynetwork.mycompany.com:9060/ibm/console.


 

Related Tasks

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See Also

Errors after enabling security
WASService command

 



 

 

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