PK31708: The information center for Version 6.0.x provides the incorrect UMASK setting for directories when configuring run-as user.

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APAR status

  • Closed as documentation error.

Error description

  • The Information Center for WebSphere Application Server Version
    6.0.x incorrectly states that you should set the UNMASK value
    to 022 in several topics. The topics state, "The value 022
    means the files the process creates are writable by the group
    and by others as defined on the Linux or UNIX platforms."
    

Local fix

  • To give write permission to a group, set the UMASK value to 002.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: WebSphere Application Server Version         *
    *                 6.0.x non-root users who want to run an      *
    *                 application server, deployment manager,      *
    *                 or node agent.                               *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: The WebSphere Application Server        *
    *                      V6.0.x Information Center states that   *
    *                      the UMASK property needs to be set to   *
    *                      022 if you want to run an application   *
    *                      server, deployment manager, or node     *
    *                      agent from a non-root user.             *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    The WebSphere Application Server V6 Information Center topics
    entitled, "Running application servers from a non-root user",
    "Running the deployment manager with a non-root user ID",
    "Running an Application Server and node agent from a
    non-root user", and "Running an application server from a
    non-root user and the node agent from root" incorrectly state
    that the UMASK property needs to be set to 022 if you want to
    run an application server, deployment manager, or node agent
    from a non-root user. Setting the UMASK property to 022 gives
    the owner read, write and search access, but the other members
    of the group only have read and search access. The correct
    setting for the UMASK property is 002 because all members of
    the group need to have read, write, and search access when
    you are running an application server, deployment manager, or
    node agent from a non-root user.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The references to setting the UMASK property to 022 in the
    following information center topics have been changed to
    indicate that the UMASK property should be set to 002:
    -"Running application servers from a non-root user"
    -"Running the deployment manager with a non-root user ID"
    -"Running an Application Server and node agent from a
    non-root user"
    -"Running an application server from a non-root user and the
    node agent from root"
    
    The modified documentation will be available in the next update
    to the information centers, which is scheduled to occur on or
    before December 31, 2006.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PK31708

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPH APP SERV

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    60I

  • Status

    CLOSED DOC

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2006-09-20

  • Closed date

    2006-10-05

  • Last modified date

    2006-10-05

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Document information


More support for:

WebSphere Application Server
General

Software version:

6.0

Reference #:

PK31708

Modified date:

2006-10-05

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