WAS v7 deprecated features



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  1. Overview
  2. Features deprecated in V7.0
  3. Features deprecated in V6.1
  4. Features deprecated in V6.0.2
  5. Features deprecated in V6.0
  6. Features deprecated in V5.1.1
  7. Features deprecated in V5.1

Deprecated features may be removed subsequent releases of WAS ND.

Generally, features are removed until at least two major releases or three full years, whichever time period is longer, after the release in which that feature is deprecated.

Features that are deprecated in major releases V6.0, V6.0.1, and V6.0.2 are not removed from WAS until after V7.0.


Features deprecated in V7.0


Application model

registerSynchronizationCallbackForCurrentTran method in the com.ibm.websphere.jtaextensions.ExtendedJTATransaction interface

Use the registerInterposedSynchronization method of the TransactionSynchronizationRegistry interface instead.


com.ibm.ws.extensionhelper.TransactionControl interface

Use the com.ibm.wsspi.uow.UOWManager interface instead.


HttpServletRequestProxy class in the com.ibm.websphere.servlet.request package

Use the HttpServletRequestWrapper class instead of the HttpServletRequestProxy class. Use the subclasses of this class to overload or enhance the functionality of a server-provided HttpServletRequest.


HttpServletResponseProxy class in the com.ibm.websphere.servlet.response package

Use the HttpServletResponseWrapper class instead of the HttpServletResponseProxy class. Use the subclasses of this class to overload or enhance the functionality of a server-provided HttpServletResponse.


The following classes, interfaces, methods, and fields of the WebSphere relational resource adapter:

If using...


...switch to Oracle 10g or 11g and use...


Instead of using getNativeConnection, use the JDBC 4.0 wrapper pattern.

Instead of WSConnection client information, use JDBC 4.0 client-information APIs.

Instead of...

com.ibm.websphere.rsadapter.WSCallHelper.setConnectionError (Object conn)


com.ibm.websphere.rsadapter.WSCallHelper.setConnectionError (Object conn, boolean logEvent)

The boolean parameter controls whether connection error events are logged to system out.

Instead of...


...use standard Java reflections APIs


session-management functions

For session sharing, redesign the applications so that the session is appropriately scoped at the Web module as specified in the Java Servlet Specification V2.2 and later. If data must be shared across the Web-module boundary, the IBMApplicationSession should be used.

For session tracking using the SSL ID, re-configure to use cookies or else modify the application and re-configure it to use URL rewriting.

Rather than specifying session manager properties as system or Web container custom properties, use session-manager custom properties.


Connection validation by SQL query

Use the timeout-based validation introduced with JDBC 4.0.



All methods in the RemoteCommandMgr interface

No migration action is necessary.


The following proprietary classes that are used to represent and manipulate WS-Addressing endpoint references in JAX-WS 2.0:

Use the following classes instead:


The following Websphere Common Configuration Model (WCCM) types:

If one of the Jython or Jacl wsadmin scripts uses any of these types, modify the script to use the correct AdminTask command to complete the equivalent function. For example:




IBM HTTP Server (IHS) mod_file_cache module

Migrate the IHS configuration directives from mod_file_cache to the appropriate provided cache mechanism—either mod_mem_cache or mod_cache.


IHS mod_ibm_ldap module

Migrate the mod_ibm_ldap configuration directives to the equivalent mod_ldap directives.


IHS mod_mime_magic module

Remove any IHS configuration directives associated with this module.


IHS mod_proxy_ftp module

Remove any IHS configuration directives associated with this module.


IHS mod_afpa_cache module

Adaptive Fast Path Architecture (AFPA) is being deprecated for both AIX and Windows operating systems for both static and dynamically generated content caching.

Remove any IHS configuration directives associated with this module.


Installation and maintenance tools

Support for using Update Installer for WebSphere Software V6.x to apply maintenance on WAS Version and V6.1.0.x

Use Update Installer for WebSphere Software Version 7.0.

Update Installer V7.0 supports applying maintenance on WAS V6.0.2.21+, V6.1.0.x, and V 7.0.


Support for using IBM WebSphere Installation Factory Version 6.1 to create installation packages for WAS Version 6.1

Use IBM WebSphere Installation Factory V7.0.

WebSphere Installation Factory V7.0 supports creating installation packages for WAS V6.1 and V7.0.


J2EE resources

The following features:

Perform the following actions:


Data access

disablePK54589 system property

Set the data source custom property isConnectionSharingBasedOnCurrentState.

If using disablePK54589=true, we can replace it with isConnectionSharingBasedOnCurrentState=false.



Shipment of Java Server Faces widget library (JWL) with WAS

Manually create a shared library for JWL using the jar from Rational Application Developer.



Shipment of Apache Struts 1.1, 1.2.4, and 1.2.7 as optional libraries within WAS

If we would like to continue using these versions of Apache Struts, they are available from the Apache Struts Web site.


For core group transport, the following configuration options:

Move to channel framework transport.


System administration

Option to install the Pluggable application client feature for the IBM Application Client for WAS

Use the new EJB Thin Application Client feature instead.


The following service integration bus (SIBus) security features:

Perform the following actions:


Collector tool (collector.bat or collector.sh)

Gathers information about the WAS installation and packages it in a JAR file that we can send to IBM Software Support

Use AutoPD.


Protocol-based proxy server templates

Use the admin console or the wsadmin commands in the ServerManagement command group to select one or multiple protocols for proxy servers.


WebSphere Touchpoint (WAS.admin.wstp component—all classes and methods)

Use the other standard management interfaces in WAS.


Commands in the SecureConversation command group for AdminTask

Use the commands in the WSSCacheManagement command group to manage WS-Security distributed-cache configurations.


The following LDAP configuration names in the virtual member manager (VMM) federated repository:

Use the following configuration names:


Web services

Support for the '2006/02' WS-Addressing WSDL binding namespace

Replace any uses of the '2006/02' namespace in WSDL files with uses of the '2006/05' namespace


Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) interface

Use the other standard management interfaces in WAS.


IBM proprietary SOAP over JMS protocol for JAX-WS or JAX-RPC applications

Use the standard SOAP over JMS protocol.


Restriction: If the client application invokes enterprise-bean based Web services that are supported by a release of WAS that is earlier than V7.0, continue to use the IBM proprietary SOAP over JMS protocol to access those Web services.


Features deprecated in V6.1


Application model

setDatabaseDefaultIsolationLevel(int) method in the com.ibm.websphere.rsadapter.DataStoreHelperMetaData class

Start using the following instead:

public final void 
  ( int helperDefaultLevel, 
  int cusDefinedWasDefaultIsoLevel ) 


The following class and interface in the Mediation Framework runtime:

Replace all uses of the com.ibm.websphere.sib,.mediation.handler.SIMessageContextException class with the com.ibm.websphere.sib.mediation.handler.MessageContextException class.

Read Writing a routing mediation for an example.

Replace all uses of the com.ibm.websphere.sib.mediation.messagecontext.SIMediationBean MessageContext interface with an equivalent interface. WAS does not provide an implementation of this interface.


The following Web container message bean functions:

Begin moving to the channel framework.

The channel framework provides the TransportChannelService message bean, which is more flexible and has more methods than the current Web container transport-related methods.


Support for deploying container-managed entity beans to a generic SQL database

If an application uses SQL92 or SQL99 because the application has to run with different relational databases, use the IBM tooling to generate deployed code for each database vendor or version that the application might use. At installation time, specify the database vendor or version that will used with WAS.


IBM WebSphere Studio tools runtime support provided by the following classes (which were used to leverage Visual Age for Java tooling):

Rearchitect the applications to use standard J2EE coding conventions.


CUSTOM_HELPER constant field com.ibm.websphere.rsadapter.DataStoreHelper

If we create our own DataStoreHelper implementation class, do not invoke setHelperType(DataStoreHelper.CUSTOM_HELPER). Instead, let the HelperType value be set by the implementation class from which it inherits.


J2EE resources

Support for the ability to connect from either an application server or a J2EE application client to the JMS Server component of the embedded messaging feature in WAS V5This deprecation includes the following capabilities:

Perform the following actions:

  1. Ensure that any JMS Server messaging providers that are hosted on WAS V5.1 appservers are moved onto V6.0 or later appservers. This task is handled automatically when you migrate a Version 5.x server to V6.0 or later.
  2. Change all JMS resource definitions to use the new V6 default messaging provider instead of the V5 default messaging provider.


System administration

setup command

Use the install command.


clientUpgrade command

No migration action is necessary.



wasprofile command

Use the manageprofiles command.


The following WASPostUpgrade command parameters:

No migration action is necessary.


Cloudscape datastore helper and Cloudscape Network Server datastore helper

Cloudscape datastore helper (com.ibm.websphere.rsadapter.CloudscapeDataStoreHelper) and Cloudscape Network Server datastore helper (com.ibm.websphere.rsadapter.CloudscapeNetworkServerDataStoreHelper)

As well as their types in DataStoreHelper

For existing configurations, no migration action is necessary. The migration utility changes the deprecated Cloudscape helpers to Derby helpers.

For new configurations, use the Derby datastore helpers and types instead of the Cloudscape datastore helpers.

See Data source minimum required settings, by vendor.


DB2 Legacy CLI-based Type 2 JDBC Driver provider

Start using the DB2 Universal JDBC Driver Provider.


Logical pool distribution support (com.ibm.websphere.csi.ThreadPoolStrategy.LogicalPoolDistribution)

No migration action is necessary.

When this function is removed, however, all custom Object Request Broker (ORB) properties that you specified for it will be ignored. The custom ORB properties of interest are com.ibm.websphere.threadpool.strategy.LogicalPoolDistribution.*.

See Logical pool distribution and Object Request Broker custom properties.


ORB thread pool configuration as part of the Server object in the server.xml file

Use the thread pool configuration that is part of the ServerIndex object in the serverindex.xml file.


JVM system property com.ibm.websphere.sendredirect.compatibility

Begin modifying the applications to redirect non-relative URLs, those starting with a forward slash ("/"), relative to the servlet container root (WEB_ROOT) instead of the web application context root.

Read the Java Servlet 2.4 Specification, which is available for download at http://jcp.org/aboutJava /communityprocess/final/jsr154/, for information on how sendRedirect should behave.


Web container PageList Servlet custom extension, including the following classes:

Rearchitect the applications to use javax.servlet.filter classes rather than com.ibm.servlet classes.

Starting with the Java Servlet 2.3 specification, javax.servlet.filter classes give you the capability to intercept requests and examine responses. They also allow provide chaining functionality as well as functionality for embellishing or truncating responses.


The following custom properties for a data source:

WAS ND v7.0 now offers these properties as pre-configured options, which are the replacement properties in the following list. To avoid runtime error messages, permanently disable the original custom properties by deleting them from the list of custom properties.

If the new properties and old properties coexist, the new properties take precedence.


DISABLE_FILE_LOCKING transaction service custom property

Clear the Enable file locking check box on the Transaction Service panel of the admin console.

For more information, read Disable file locking.



Use the LTPA mechanism.

See Lightweight Third Party Authentication.



LoginHelper CORBA authentication helper function (com.ibm.ws.security.util.LoginHelper)

Migrate to the JAAS model. For information on this migration, read Migrate Common Object Request Broker Architecture programmatic login to (CORBA and JAAS).


com.ibm.ws.security.web.WebSealTrustAssociationInterceptor TAI interface

This Tivoli TAI interceptor that implements the WAS TAI interface was provided to support WebSEAL V4.1.

If we plan to use WebSEAL 5.1 or later, you should migrate to use the com.ibm.ws.security.web.TAMTrustAssociationInterceptorPlus interceptor.


Support for the JVMPI is deprecated along with the following related JVM runtime counters:

Begin moving to the Java Virtual Machine Tool Interface (JVMTI).

For more information, read JVM Tool Interface (JVMTI).



Support for the Java Virtual Machine Debugger Interface (JVMDI)

Begin moving to the Java Virtual Machine Tool Interface (JVMTI).

For more information, read JVM Tool Interface (JVMTI).


Message ID format used in WAS V6.0.x and earlier

The message prefixes for log files were not previously registered with the primary message registry. WAS V6.1.x and later use compliant message prefixes in the output logs.

Use the convertlog command and the MessageConverter class to assist you in migrating tools that rely on the older message format.

See Converting log files to use IBM unique Message IDs.


Problem determination

The com.ibm.etools.logging.util plug-in, the logutil.jar file

Begin moving plug-ins and application code using configuration files, classes, methods, or variables in the com.ibm.etools.logging.util plug-in to the following replacements:




Edge component load balancer function that is associated with the following capabilities:

Use the Edge component load balancer with Media Access Control (MAC) forwarding in conjunction with one of the following:

See: Set up the proxy server.


Edge component

Edge component Caching Proxy function

Use the Edge component load balancer with Media Access Control (MAC) forwarding in conjunction with one of the following:

See Set up the proxy server and Set up caching in the proxy server.


Features deprecated in V6.0.2


Application model

The following methods from class com.ibm.websphere.runtime.ServerName:

initialize(java.lang.String*!ENTITY!*cell,   java.lang.String node, 
  java.lang.String server) 

was390Initialize(byte[] a_stoken,   String a_printable_stoken, 
  String a_jsabpref, 
  int a_pid, 
  int an_asid, 
  String a_jsabjbnm) 

was390Initialize(byte[] a_stoken,   java.lang.String a_printable_stoken,   java.lang.String a_jsabpref, 
  int a_pid, 
  int an_asid, 
  java.lang.String a_jsabjbnm, 
  java.lang.String a_smcasid)

These methods are for WAS runtime use only. Applications should not call these methods.


Support for HTTP transport configuration

Begin moving to channel-based transport.



com.ibm.websphere.cache.DistributedLockingMap interface

Do not use the com.ibm.websphere.cache.DistributedLockingMap interface because this interface is not supported by the WAS runtime.


TYPE_DISTRIBUTED_LOCKING_MAP constant that is defined in the com.ibm.websphere.cache.DistributedObjectCache class

Do not use the TYPE_DISTRIBUTED_LOCKING_MAP constant that is defined in the com.ibm.websphere.cache.DistributedObjectCache class because this constant is not supported by the WAS runtime.


System Administration

The following custom properties for a data source:

Replace the properties with the following:

If the new properties and old properties coexist, the new properties take precedence.


Features deprecated in V6.0


Application model and container support

Support for the following tsx tags in the JSP engine:

Instead of using the tsx tags, you should use equivalent tags from the JSPs Standard Tag Library (JSTL). JSTL is supported in WAS V6.0, and the tag library is included with WAS ND. Use this table as a guideline for converting tsx tags to JSTL tags:

tsx tag            
JSTL tag
c:forEach tsx:dbconnect      
sql:setDataSource tsx:dbquery        
sql:query tsx:getProperty    
Use standard EL syntax;
value="${book.title}" for example, 
where book is the current index in 
the result set tsx:userid         
Use the user attribute of the                    
setDataSource tag tsx:passwd         
Use the password attribute of
the setDataSource tag tsx:dbmodify       


The following backend IDs:

Use other backend IDs.


Application services

JRas Extensions API

No further enhancements are planned for JRas support.

Use the equivalent function in the java.util.logging package (JSR47).


UDDI Version 2 EJB interface to the UDDI Registry

There is no replacement for the EJB interface. This interface is included in WAS V6.0 for compatibility with V5.x. Users do not need to take any specific actions and can continue to use the V2 EJB API; however, they should be aware that it does not include any UDDI functionality that is new to UDDI V3 and the interface might be removed in a subsequent release of WAS.


The UDDI4J V2 class library, the uddi4jv2.jar file

Start using the V3 UDDI APIs.

A client library is provided to construct UDDI V3 requests from Java.

This is the IBM UDDI Version 3 Client for Java, provided in uddiv3client.jar. The UDDI4J APIs can still be used; however, you should be aware that they do not provide access to any of the new UDDI V3 functionality and they might be removed in a subsequent release of WAS.


All of the low-level UDDI Utility Tools (UUT) APIs, such as BusinessStub, ServiceStub, and so on.

These APIs are all replaced with the high-level PromoterAPI interface in the com.ibm.uddi.promoter package.

Start using the PromoterAPI interface in the com.ibm.uddi.promoter package in place of these low-level APIs, which will be removed in a subsequent release of WAS. The PromoterAPI provides the same functionality at a higher level of abstraction.


The following methods in the J2EE Connector Architecture runtime:

The methods are replaced as follows:

For container-managed authentication aliases, specify the container-managed credentials in the resource binding information for the application.


ApplicationProfile property on the Work manager panel in the admin console

Read the articles in the Application profiling section for the differences between application profiling in V5.x and V 6.0.x.


The following two items from the Data source panel in the admin console:

Define the Container-Managed Authentication Alias and DefaultPrincipleMapping properties on the Resource Reference.


All classes in the com.ibm.websphere.servlet.filter package, including the following:

Rearchitect the applications to use javax.servlet.filter classes rather than com.ibm.websphere.servlet.filter classes. Starting from the Servlet 2.3 specification, javax.servlet.filter classes give you the capability to intercept requests and examine responses. They also allow us to achieve chaining functionality, as well as embellishing and truncating responses.


MIME filtering

MIME filters were first supported in WAS V 3.5 as a way for servlets to embellish, truncate, and modify the responses generated by other servlets, based on the MIME types of the output content.

The javax.servlet.filters, which were introduced in the Servlet 2.3 specification, allow users to plug in filters that can intercept requests to and responses from servlets. They also have the capability to modify content flowing in either direction.

The javax.servlet.filters maintain all of the functionality of MIME filters. javax.servlet.filters are standard APIs, and are supported by all compliant appservers.

Refer to the Servlet 2.3 spec or Servlet filtering for more information.


Container-managed persistence (CMP) entity beans configured

With method level access intent might run into data access problems, like deadlock. Therefore, the method level access intent is deprecated.

Reconfigure CMP entity beans to use bean level access intent, or reconfigure application profiles with WAS Toolkit.


All of the methods and fields in the com.ibm.websphere.product.product and com.ibm.websphere.product.buildInfo classes

Therefore, the following methods from com.ibm.websphere.product.WASProduct class (which involves com.ibm.websphere.product.product and com.ibm.websphere.product.buildInfo objects) are deprecated:

Use the following supported methods from com.ibm.websphere.product.WASDirectory:

Also, instead of getting product information (name, version, build level, build date) from the old WASProduct API (com.ibm.websphere.product.WASProduct), you should now use the following methods in the WASDirectory class to get that information:


Data access beans, which are included with WAS in the databeans.jar file

Instead of using data access beans, you should use Service Data Objects (SDO).

Read Service Data Objects for additional details.


reloadInterval and reloadingEnabled

of the IBM deployment descriptor extensions, including both the WAR file extension (WEB-INF/ibm-web-ext.xmi) and the application extension (META-INF/ibm-application-ext.xmi).

Instead of using deployment descriptor extensions, you should use the reload enable and interval options provided during application deployment.

Read Enterprise application settings for additional details.


com.ibm.websphere.servlet.session.UserTransactionWrapper API

There is no replacement for this API. The UserTransaction object can be placed directly into the HTTP session without using a wrapper.



SOAP-Security (XML digital signature) based on Apache SOAP implementation

Instead of using SOAP-Security, you should migrate the application to JSR-109 implementation of Web service. Also, migrate (reconfigure the application) to use WSS (Web Service Security) 1.0 implementation.


Web Service Security (WSS) draft 13 specification-level support

Applications should be migrated to the supported WSS 1.0 standard. The draft-level support does not provide interoperability with some third-party vendors, as the message level has been changed between the draft and the WSS 1.0 implementation.

WSS 1.0 is only supported in J2EE 1.4 applications. Therefore, we need to migrate applications to J2EE 1.4 first. The next step is to use Application Server Toolkit or Rational Application Developer tooling to reconfigure WSS for the migrated application. There is no automatic migration of WSS in this release of Application Server Toolkit or Rational Application Developer tooling for V6.0; the migration has to be done manually.

The following SPI has also been deprecated:

  com.ibm.wsspi.wssecurity.config.KeyLocator You need to migrate the implementation to the new SPI for WSS 1.0 support in Version 6.0:


Finally, the Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) LoginModule implementation needs to be migrated to the new model for JAAS LoginModule in V6.0.


Secure Authentication Service (SAS) IIOP security protocol

Use the CSIv2 protocols.


Secure Authentication Service (SAS) CORBA security programming APIs

Migrate from the SAS programming APIs to the Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS). For information on this migration, read Migrate Common Object Request Broker Architecture programmatic login to (CORBA and JAAS).


System administration

Set resources under cell scope

You should configure resources under cluster scope instead. In previous releases, you configured cell scope resources to allow the cluster members to share the resource configuration definition. In V 6, cell scope resource configuration is discouraged because cell scope resources are visible to every node in the cell, even though not every node in the cell is able to support the resource.


depl.extension.reg and installdir options for the install command in the AdminApp scripting object

There is no replacement for the depl.extension.reg option. In V5.x, this option was a no-op. For the installdir option, use the installed.ear.destination option instead.



PMI Client API, which was introduced in V4.0 to programmatically gather performance data from WAS

The JMX interface, which is part of the J2EE specification, is the recommended way to gather WAS performance data. PMI data can be gathered from the J2EE-managed object message beans, or from the WebSphere PMI Perf message bean. While the J2EE message beans provide performance data about a specific component, the Perf message bean acts as a gateway to the PMI service, and provides access to the performance data for all of the components.


Features deprecated in V5.1.1


Application model and container support

Web services gateway customization API

Plan over time to replace the existing filters with a combination of JAX-RPC handlers and service integration bus mediations.


Application services

The following JDBC drivers:

If using either of these JDBC drivers and still want to use Microsoft SQL Server as the database, switch to the Connect JDBC driver. We can purchase the Connect JDBC driver from DataDirect Technologies; or we can use the Connect JDBC driver that is included with WAS, which is free for use with WAS.


Features deprecated in V5.1


Installation and migration tools

The Application Assembly Tool used for developing J2EE applications is replaced with the Assembly Tool component of the appserver Toolkit.

Instead of running the Application Assembly Tool, users will install and run the Assembly Toolkit component of the appserver Toolkit. The Application Server Toolkit is based on the Eclipse framework. On starting the appserver Toolkit, the J2EE function is found by opening the J2EE Perspective.


Business processes modeled with WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition V5.0 or earlier

Business processes modeled with WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition V5.0 or earlier need to be migrated to a BPEL-based process. Use the Migrate option provided with WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition V5.1.


Several process choreographer API interfaces and methods

Used for business processes created with WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition V5.0 or earlier. A list can be found in the API documentation provided with process choreographer.

Information on the recommended migration action for the deprecated APIs is available in the API documentation for the appropriate API.


JDOM (a Java representation of an XML document that provides an API for efficient reading, manipulating, and writing documentation)

The currently packaged version of JDOM in WAS will not be packaged in subsequent releases.

Go to the JDOM Web site, get the latest copy of JDOM, and bundle it inside the application.

Customers running WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition V4.1 applications will need to migrate them to WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration Edition V5.0.


The C++ Object Request Broker (ORB), the C++ library for IDL value types and the WAS C++ security client

Support is no longer available for the CORBA C++ Developer Kit. The CORBA technology is a bridge for migration to a Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and WAS environment.

In addition to the preceding information, the CORBA C++ client feature will be removed from the Application Clients installation image in subsequent releases.

IBM recommends that customers migrate to the Object Request Broker (ORB) service for Java technology that ships with WAS. However, there is no equivalent J2EE functionality for the C++ security client or the C++ value-type library. Customers that require such functionality must provide or develop their own.

For information on the ORB service for Java technology, read Manage Object Request Brokers. The deprecation of the CORBA C++ Developer Kit does not affect support for CORBA interoperability with vendor software for CORBA services. View the following links for additional information about interoperability:


IBM Cloudscape V5.1.x

Use the Cloudscape Network Server JDBC driver.



IBM HTTP Server (IHS) V1.3.x

If using IHS V1.3.x with modules that:


Application model and container support

Bean Scripting Framework (BSF) JSP execution and debugging functionality

The functionality will need to be rearchitected if we are using the Java Script™, Tcl, and Python languages. If using BSF scripting in our own custom applications, they will be unaffected. Custom scripts written for the WAS admin console will also be unaffected.

This functionality will continue to exist in WAS V5.1 and succeeding releases until V6.0. If debugging JSPs, we might have to restart the appserver during Java Script debugging sessions.


The following Business Rule Bean classes, methods, and attributes:

Users do not have to take any action.


Data access programming interfaces in com.ibm.websphere.rsadapter.

Relational resource adapter interface: (com.ibm.websphere.rsadapter).

Methods are deprecated in the following types:

 public void doSpecialBLobWork(ResultSet rset, 
   InputStream[] data, String[] blobColumnNames)
 public String assembleSqlString(String[] blobColumnNames,    StringBuffer whereClause, String[] varValues, 
   String tableName)

These relational resource adapter deprecated methods do not impact the application.

You will not need to implement these deprecated methods in their subclasses if we have the subclass of OracleDataStoreHelper class. Those deprecated methods will not be called by the WAS runtime.


Scheduler (com.ibm.websphere.scheduler) programming interfaces -- V5.x public types in:

Use the following methods instead of the deprecated methods:

public Object createTaskInfo(Class 
  taskInfoInterface) throws TaskInfoInvalid;
To create a BeanTaskInfo object using the supported createTaskInfo methods:

BeanTaskInfo ti = (BeanTaskInfo) 


Web container API modifications:

There are no declared deprecations. The only changes are caused because of a Java API that changed between 1.3 and 1.4. The changed class is com.ibm.websphere.servlet.error.ServletErrorReport. The return signature for getStackTrace( ) is changed because java.lang.Throwable now defines the same method with a different return signature.

If using com.ibm.websphere.servlet.error.ServletErrorReport.getStackTrace( ) and expecting a return type of String, we need to change the application to use the replacement method.


Application services

Data access binaries -- Common Connector Framework, including the following JAR files:

The J2EE Connector Architecture solution should be used instead of the Common Connector Framework.

For more information on the usage (tools and runtime) of the J2EE Connector Architecture read Accessing data using Java EE Connector Architecture connectors.


Set the XA partner log directory using the TRANLOG_ROOT variable

The setting currently stored in the TRANLOG_ROOT variable (if any) will need to be added to the Transaction Service panel for all servers that need to use the XA partner log. If the default location is to be used, then no action is required. The Transaction Service panel can be found on the admin console by selecting Application Servers on the left, choosing the appserver to be modified, and selecting Transaction Service on the panel that is displayed. The directory currently in TRANLOG_ROOT should be entered in the Logging Directory box on the panel.



API for com.ibm.websphere.security.auth.WSPrincipal.getCredential().

Instead of getting the WSCredential from the principal, you should now use one of the following methods to get the Subject that contains the WSCredential:


The following elements in the security programming interface:

Use JAAS for all authentication related functionality.


Integrated Cryptographic Services Facility (ICSF) authentication mechanism

Use the LTPA mechanism.

For more information, read Lightweight Third Party Authentication.


System administration

The following class:


If we currently use the DB2390DataStoreHelper class for the DB2 Legacy CLI-based provider when we are accessing data, you should now use the DB2DataStoreHelper class.

If we currently use the DB2390DataStoreHelper class for the DB2 Universal JDBC provider when we are accessing data, you should now use the DB2UniversalDataStoreHelper class.



Stabilized features
Removed features
Deprecated, stabilized, and removed features