This section lists the key fixes and enhancements introduced in the various Policy Agent 2.2 web agent hot patches, which are now rolled into the 2.2-01 update release. The initial issue is described with its associated change request (bug) number. Furthermore, a short summary is provided about how the fix or enhancement resolved the issue.
This enhancement involved a behavior modification to the Basic Authentication filter. This fix corresponds to specific versions of Access Manager, as follows:
Access Manager 7.0 series from patch 5 forward
Access Manager 7.1 series from patch 1 forward
Support is now provided for using Policy Agent and Access Manager in conjunction with Microsoft IIS 6.0 Basic Authentication. For more information on Agent for Microsoft IIS 6.0 see Sun Java System Access Manager Policy Agent 2.2 Guide for Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0.
This enhancement allows the following session attributes to be set as headers:
This enhancement improved the security around how user passwords are handled. Furthermore, this enhancement involved adding a new property to the web agent AMAgent.properties configuration file as described in Property Made Available: com.sun.am.replaypasswd.key.
This fix enabled Policy Agent 2.2 to work properly with Access Manager 6.3.
This problem only applied to Agent for Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0 when the agent was deployed to provide protection for Microsoft Outlook Web Access.
While one was able to configure a local redirection page to automatically redirect incoming HTTP connection to HTTPS, when configured with Access Manager, this local redirection invoked a security pop up window in Internet Explorer browsers in certain deployment scenarios.
To fix this issue, a property was made available to convert the HTTP connection to HTTPS automatically, without a local redirection page. See Properties Made Available for Microsoft Office SharePoint and Outlook Web Access for info on the following property:
WebDAV support has been implemented for web agents. Using the WebDAV protocol with web agents requires additional configuration as described in these release notes. For more information, see Access Manager and Policy Agent 2.2–01 Web Agents: Allowing Requests Using Non-Standard HTTP Methods.
For Windows systems, the 2.2–01 web agents come with .pdb files as part of the agent binaries. These .pdb files, which are in the same location as .dll files, can be of assistance in debugging.
Windows Systems: For web agents on Windows systems, Policy Agent 2.2-01 is compiled with Microsoft Visual Studio 2003. As a result, the Microsoft libraries msvcr71.dll and msvcp71.dll are bundled with web agents since they are required for the agents to run successfully.