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Bug 143257 - Need to be able to accept a blank password value
Summary: Need to be able to accept a blank password value
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: serverplugins
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Sun Appserver 9 (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: PC Windows Vista
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Nitya Doraisamy
Keywords: UI
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-08-08 00:32 UTC by Vince Kraemer
Modified: 2009-12-10 12:55 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Vince Kraemer 2008-08-08 00:32:33 UTC
I installed the NB/GF/MySQL bundle

I used the default values for the install.

On the mysql page of the installer, there is a field for the password.  that field is blank and that is an acceptable
and common value for the mysql admin user password.

I started to play with MySQL by retargeting the JSFJPA enterprise sample.

the first thing I figured I needed to do was create a connection pool for MySQL.  I used the wizard... and the wizard
doesn't let me enter a blank value for the password.

It needs to allow the password property to be blank.
Comment 1 Vince Kraemer 2008-08-08 00:34:57 UTC
Note: there is a character sequence that you can enter into the field that the server interprets as blank when the
connection pool is registered.... but i am not sure we want to expose the sequence to users...
Comment 2 Vince Kraemer 2008-09-09 17:45:59 UTC
adding note to error message about the "special value". Once I do that I will convert this to an enhancement.
Comment 3 Vince Kraemer 2008-09-09 19:33:09 UTC
we are past UI freeze.  updated the help page associated with this connection pool properties.

We should probably have the hint in the error message... but that can wait.
Comment 4 Quality Engineering 2008-09-10 06:04:42 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *200809100201* on (upload may still be in progress)
User: Vince Kraemer <>
Log: #143257 : add hint for empty string entry to the help page for the connection pool properties.
Comment 5 Vince Kraemer 2008-09-17 17:16:29 UTC
proposed message change.

When the user has an empty value in the property table the message currently reads.

Properties should have non-empty Name and Value.

I propose changing this message to read...

Properties should have a non-empty Name and Value. Use '()' to indicate that a Value is an empty string.
Comment 6 Kenneth Ganfield 2008-09-24 16:11:21 UTC
approved late UI change
Comment 7 Vince Kraemer 2008-09-25 18:36:04 UTC
for the hint in error message.

convert to enhancement
Comment 8 Quality Engineering 2008-09-27 05:38:17 UTC
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *200809270201* on (upload may still be in progress)
Log: #143257: add hint about '()' for empty string.
Comment 9 Vince Kraemer 2009-12-10 12:55:15 UTC
no bug should be assigned to issues. distributing the load.