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"smpolicysrv status" command causing siteminder policy server to restart.

  • 1.  "smpolicysrv status" command causing siteminder policy server to restart.

    Posted 02-03-2017 04:01 PM

    I am not sure if we are the first the first one to notice this, but, we have recently came across a strange issue. where "smpolicysrv status" command causing siteminder policy server to restart.

     

    We usually use "smpolsrv -status" to check the status of the policy server as follows:

    $ smpolsrv -status
    SiteMinder Policy Server is running

     

    One of my teammate had a typo in the command and issued "smpolicysrv status" instead of "smpolsrv -status".

    which restarted the policy server and created new smps log file with smps.<date>.<time>.log format(example: smps_20170203_132830.log)

     

    Ideally if "status" is not a valid option with "smpolicysrv" utility, it should give appropriate error, instead of restarting the policy server.

     

    This issue is reproducible on all policy server in our environment.

    ProductName=CA SiteMinder Policy Server

    FullVersion=12.52.100.499

     Any insight on this will be highly appreciated!