The Datasource Strikes Back

by sil on August 3rd, 2011

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away … the datasources were under attack by the visitors across the 8th dimension. Thanks to our plucky hero, Buckaroo Banzai, we were able to advert total disaster at the hands of Zinglon and his endless level of Beer … I mean what?

In reference to my earlier blog about Weblogic datasources (check it out, it is made of win) I have a short blurb that Weblogic’s implementation seems incomplete. Well, it still is (it still does not appear to correctly identify the the deployed application nor module in that one error message), but as of 10.3.2 there is a database flag that quite succinctly solves the problem.

I can’t quite find the documentation at the moment. I imagine it is on Metalink. My system admin found this handy startup flag. Add the argument to the server start arguments for each managed server (adding it to just one seemed to work okay; I didn’t really try to break it but I soooo should).


That’s all there is to it. Attempting to access the datasource returns a nice error message stating remote access is disabled. Seems easy. Almost too easy. So easy that they should make it a freaking setting on the datasource or managed server. But I’m not bitter.

Future topic along these lines, locking down the JNDI tree in general (cause it needs it, unless you like someone binding a few thousand values to your tree). By the way, if you can guess all the references in paragraph one, you get a cookie. No foolin’.

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