OpenSSO 8.0 Generating am.encryption.pwd Value With White Space In It (Doc ID 1329515.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle OpenSSO - Version: 8.0.2 and later   [Release: 8.0 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
During the installation of OpenSSO 8 Enterprise occasionally a value for the attribute am.encryption.pwd in the AMConfig.properties file will be generated containing a 'white space' within the character string.

Symptoms

If OpenSSO is integrated with another product to provide authentication and authorization services you will often cut and paste the string of characters from the am.encryption.pwd attribute. 

The white space character will often be interpreted as a terminating character for the string.  Therefore the second application will have a different value for am.encyption.pwd attribute to that defined in the OpenSSO AMConfig.properties file as the characters after the 'white space' will be ignored.

As the value of am.encryption.pwd is used as a seed value for encrypting and decrypting data passed over the network the difference in values will mean data can not be encrypted/decrypted successfully at either end of the connection leading to logon failures, etc.

Cause

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