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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 10, 2022

Issue with updating WAS Admin passwords for IBM BAW where special characters are included as part of password

Hi IBM Team,

We are trying to automate the solution for updating WAS admin passwords [CELLADMIN and BPMADMIN] that get generated by the CyberArk Vault.

As suggested by IBM Support, used Jython list syntax to change the wsadmin Passwords but still we are unable to handle special character “ as part of the password. The password that generated by CyberArk vault may also include " as a part of it.

PFB the test case where “ is included as a password:


wsadmin>AdminTask.changeFileRegistryAccountPassword(['-userId', 'IBMBAW21celladmin', '-password', 'B<}gPQ0go+HT\'X9AZ46"k%[ARWwH]'])

WASX7015E: Exception running command: "AdminTask.changeFileRegistryAccountPassword(['-userId', ***** '-password', *****]']) "; exception information: WASX8009E: Invalid parameter: [Ljava.lang.Object;@5323ed43

wsadmin>AdminTask.changeFileRegistryAccountPassword(['-userId', 'IBMBAW21celladmin', '-password', 'B<}gPQ0go+HT\'X9AZ46\"k%[ARWwH]'])

WASX7015E: Exception running command: "AdminTask.changeFileRegistryAccountPassword(['-userId', ***** '-password', *****]']) "; exception information: WASX8009E: Invalid parameter: [Ljava.lang.Object;@981db75

But, as mentioned by the IBM support it’s a limitation of wsadmin/Jython script we would like to know if this can be addressed in the upcoming releases.

Please consider this issue on high priority and help to expedite this request.Let us know an ETA for the fix.


Kavitha Mallapu

Idea priority Urgent