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Release Bulletin PowerBuilder Application Server Plug-In 1.0 for Windows

Documents known problems and changes to installation, functionality and documentation for PowerBuidler Application Server Plug-In version 1.0 for Windows 2000, XP Professional, and Windows Server 2003.
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Release Bulletin PowerBuilder® Application Server Plug-In 1.0 for Windows


Document ID: DC30121-01-0100-01

Last revised: December 8, 2006

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Product summary

Enclosed is Sybase PowerBuilder™ Application Server Plug-In version 1.0, which is compatible with the following platform and operating system configurations:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000, Service Pack 4 or later

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional, with Service Pack 2 or later

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition

Version contents

PowerBuilder Application Server Plug-In version 1.0 uses a streamlined installation program, and includes PowerBuilder version 10.5.1 support, which is optimized for JDK 1.4.

Supported application servers

PowerBuilder Application Server Plug-In version 1.0 runs in the following application servers:

  • JBoss 4.0.4

  • BEA WebLogic 9.2

  • IBM WebSphere 6.1

Product documentation

See the User’s Guide for installation instructions and information about product features. You can view this book on the Sybase Product Manuals Web site. Browse to the PowerBuilder Application Server Plug-In 1.0 collection, then select this title. This manual is also available on the SyBooks™ CD included with your product.

Known issues

Running the silent installer

(CR #449342) If you install the PowerBuilder Application Server Plug-In by running the silent installer, you must set the administrative password in SilentInstall.bat.

Workaround: Before you run the silent installer, edit SilentInstall.bat, and add this line to set the administrative password:

set JVM_ARG=%JVM_ARG% -Deas.password=password

See the User’s Guide for more information about running the silent installer.

Generating a license key is not required

(CR #449594) A license key ships with the product; therefore, you can skip the license server screen in the installer, the purpose of which is to generate a license key.

Reinstalling the server plug-in

If you attempt to reinstall the PowerBuilder Application Server Plug-In on a machine with an existing installation, the reinstallation may fail.

Workaround: Delete the C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Universal\PBASP\Gen1 directory, then run the installer again.

Proxy server IIOPS listeners may not start

(CR #449081) Some proxy server IIOPS listeners do not start. See the following subsections for details.

Client Edition proxy server IIOPS listeners

Client Edition proxy server IIOPS listeners do not start. This problem exists for all of the supported application servers.


  1. Configure the Client Edition proxy server, as described in the User’s Guide.

  2. Copy %PB_SERVER_HOME%\Repository\Security\*.jks to %PB_SERVER_HOME%\..\EJBProxy\Repository\Security.

  3. WebSphere only: copy %WAS_HOME%\plugins\ to %PB_SERVER_HOME%\..\EJBProxy\lib.

Server Edition proxy server IIOPS listeners

If a Server Edition proxy server is configured for a WebSphere application server, the IIOPS listeners do not start.


  1. Configure the Server Edition proxy server for WebSphere, as described in the User’s Guide.

  2. Copy %WAS_HOME%\plugins\ to %PB_SERVER_HOME%\lib.

Deploying to a WebSphere application server

(CR #448354) In a WebSphere application server, deployment may fail if global security is enabled.

Note:The following workaround negates the server’s deployment security.

Workaround: Add the user name and password of a user that has deployment privileges on the server (for example, the administrative user) to the soap.client.props file:

  1. Change to the AppServer\profiles\AppSrv01\properties subdirectory of your WebSphere installation.

  2. Edit soap.client.props, and supply values for and in the following section, then save and close the file:

    # SOAP Client Security Enablement
    # - security enabled status (false[default], true)
  3. Restart the application server.

Documentation updates and clarifications

This section contains updates and clarifications for the PowerBuilder Application Server Plug-In User’s Guide.

Chapter 2, “Creating Embedded Installations”

The instructions in this chapter for setting the administrative password in SilentInstall.txt are incorrect. See “Running the silent installer” in this release bulletin.

Chapter 4, “Developing PowerBuilder Clients”

The section “Enabling PowerBuilder clients to communicate with EJBs” describes how to generate proxy classes for the EJBs deployed in an application server, and how to code a PowerBuilder client application to communicate with a proxy server. You can also set up IIOPS listeners for secure connections between PowerBuilder clients and proxy servers, which is documented below.

Setting up IIOPS listeners for the Client Edition proxy server
  1. On a machine where an EAServer 5.x client runtime is installed, set the JAGUAR_CLIENT_ROOT environment variable to the client runtime root directory.

  2. Verify that the database files, sybcert.db and sybkey.db, exist in JAGUAR_CLIENT_ROOT\db.

  3. Set the JAGSSL environment variable to true.

  4. Start the PowerBuilder IDE in the same environment where JAGUAR_CLIENT_ROOT and JAGSSL are set.

  5. Code your client application, using the “Sample PowerBuilder client,” below, as a guide.

Setting up IIOPS listeners for the Server Edition proxy server
  1. Run:

    set-certificate admin@system -file sample.crt

    where sample.crt is a certificate file that contains an X509 certificate in Base64 encoding format.

    To create a sample certificate file, see “Sample certificate”.

  2. Code your PowerBuilder client application, using the sample below as a guide.

Sample PowerBuilder client

This sample PowerBuilder client sets up an IIOPS listener and uses the secure connection to invoke the pbtest/n_pbadd component, which is deployed in the application server.

SSLServiceProvider l_ssl
integer li_rc

this.getContextService("SSLServiceProvider", l_ssl)

// Set the SSL properties
li_rc = l_ssl.setglobalproperty( "qop", "sybpks_domestic_mutual_auth" )

if li_rc <> 0 then
   MessageBox("Error Setting SSL Parameters", "Error " + String(li_rc) +
   " when setting QOP")
end if

li_rc = l_ssl.setglobalproperty( "pin", "sybase" )

if li_rc <> 0 then
   MessageBox("Error Setting SSL Parameters", "Error " + String(li_rc) +
   " when setting PIN")
end if

li_rc = l_ssl.setglobalproperty( "certificateLabel", "Sample1 Test ID" )

if li_rc <> 0 then
   MessageBox("Error Setting SSL Parameters", "Error " + String(li_rc) +
   " when setting certificate label")
end if

//Invoke component Powerscript

long ll_rc
connection ln_connect
n_pbadd ln_mycomp

ln_connect = CREATE connection

ln_connect.userid = "admin@system"
ln_connect.password = "sybase123"
ln_connect.driver = "jaguar"
ln_connect.options = "ORBLogIIOP='true', ORBLogFile='c:\orb.log'"
ln_connect.location = "iiops://my-pc:2002"
ln_connect.options = ln_connect.options + ",ORBForceSSL='true'"

ll_rc = ln_connect.ConnectToServer()

if ll_rc = 0 then
   ll_rc = ln_connect.CreateInstance(ln_myComp, "pbtest/n_pbadd")

if ll_rc = 0 then
   MessageBox("Add Returned", ln_myComp.add(3,5) )
   MessageBox("Create Instance Failed", "Error: " + string(ll_rc) + + " " +
   ln_connect.errText, StopSign!)
end if
   MessageBox("Connect to Server Failed", "Error: " + string(ll_rc) + + " "
   + ln_connect.errText, StopSign!)
end if


Sample certificate

To create a sample certificate, you can run the following Ant script, which calls the genkey task to generate a public/private key pair, then calls keytool.exe to export the public key to an X509 certificate in printable encoding format (Base64).

This example assumes familiarity with the keytool and certificate architecture used by Sun Microsystems. For more information, see the keytool documentation.

<!-- Generate a keypair -->

<target name="gen-key-pair">
 <genkey alias="duke" keypass="keypass" 
   keystore="keystore.jks" storepass="storepass"
      <param name="CN" value="Duke User Name"/>
      <param name="OU" value="Engineering"/>
      <param name="O"  value="Sun Microsystems"/>
      <param name="L"  value="Cupertino"/>
      <param name="ST"  value="CA"/>
      <param name="C"  value="US"/>

<!-- Export the public key for duke -->

<target name="export-pub-key">
 <exec executable="keytool.exe">
   <arg value="-export"/>
   <arg value="-rfc"/>
   <arg value="-keystore"/>
   <arg path="keystore.jks"/>
   <arg value="-storepass"/>
   <arg value="storepass"/>
   <arg value="-keypass"/>
   <arg value="keypass"/>
   <arg value="-alias"/>
   <arg value="sample"/>
   <arg value="-file"/>
   <arg path="sample.crt"/>

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Accessibility features

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Last Revised: Dec 12, 2006
Part Number: DC30121-01-0100-01
Product: PowerBuilder
Hardware Platform: Win NT, Windows x86
Technical Topics: XML, Java, DataWindows, Install/Upgrade, Transaction Processing, Application Development, Application Integration, Client/Server Development, Component-based Development, Internet Application Development
Business or Technical: Technical
Content Id: 1049529
Infotype: Release Bulletin

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