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Turn off saved connections in WebLogic

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.1

PRPC caches connections in thread-local storage. When using a WebLogic application server, set database/savedconnections to FALSE to avoid incorrectly saved, container-managed transactions. You can make this update through JNDI settings or by adding an entry to the prconfig.xml, for example:

<env name="database/savedconnections" value="false" />

IE8 hangs on large imports

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.1

IE8 users may experience a hung process when running the Designer Studio > Application > Distribution > Import wizard. This issue is related to low-capacity networks and large (300+ MB) archive files.

Although the processing symbol prevents you from proceeding to the next step in the wizard, the file is still imported to the server. As a workaround, you can:

  1. Wait approximately eight minutes for the file to import.
  2. Close and restart the wizard.
  3. Click Next to skip the upload step.
  4. Select the name of your file from the list of import files.
  5. Complete the remaining steps in the wizard.

Required DB2 settings

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.1

For customers using the DB2 Version 4 drivers (“db2jcc4.jar”), it is necessary to set the custom connection property useJDBC4ColumnNameAndLabelSemantics to “false”.   

For customers using DB2 with WebSphere, the useJDBC4ColumnNameAndLabelSemantics property in the DB2 data source needs to be changed from a Boolean to an Integer and set to "2". 

DCO and PMF integration is unavailable

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.5

DCO and PMF integration functionality is not available in this release. Related project management controls have been removed from the following:

  • System Settings landing page (Designer Studio > System > Settings > Project Management)
  • Application Profile landing page (Designer Studio > Application > Profile > Specifications)
  • Add/Edit Specification dialog

Restricted SMA access

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.5

System Management Application (SMA) remote connections are not supported on JBoss EAP 6.x. This means SMA users may only monitor locally connected systems. Ensure that the "Local JVM Connection..." option is selected when configuring PRPC nodes:

Using Kerberos authentication with your database

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.1

Pega 7 supports Kerberos functionality. Kerberos is a computer network authentication protocol which allows nodes communicating over a non-secure network to prove their identity to one another in a secure manner. 

 

To use Kerberos for authentication, you must use the command line to install or upgrade Pega 7.

 

To use Kerberos authentication:

1.  Change the setupDatabase.properties file.

a.  In the “Uncomment this property section” of the file, uncomment the jdbc.custom.connection.properties property.  Based on your security infrastructure, different properties may be required as parameters to this property; provide the needed properties as semicolon-delimited name/value pairs:
 

jdbc.custom.connection.properties=prop1=val1;prop2=val2;prop3=val3;
 

Example:  For an installation on a MSSQL database server from a Windows client machine (where both machines belong to the same Windows domain), using the Microsoft JDBC driver, the property may be set as follows:
 

jdbc.custom.connection.properties=integratedSecurity=true;

 

b.  Comment out all the username and password properties where they occur in the jdbc.custom.connection.properties file, so that they appear as follows:


# pega.jdbc.username db username
# pega.jdbc.password db password

[lines removed here]

# pega.jdbc.username=ADMIN
# pega.jdbc.password=ADMIN

 

2.  Set up your database to enable Kerberos functionality.  This may include additional vendor-specific JDBC driver configuration, or other setup procedures.  Check the documentation from your database vendor to determine what Kerberos setup is needed for your database.

 

3.  Run the command line installation or upgrade by following the instructions found in the Pega 7 Deployment guides.

When using Oracle 12.1.0.1, left outer joins in reports may return incorrect results

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.1

When using  Pega 7 with Oracle 12.1.0.1 , reports that use left outer joins may return incorrect results.

This is an Oracle known issue.  To resolve this behavior, upgrade to Oracle 12.1.0.2, apply the Oracle patch 16726638 by requesting it directly from Oracle, or, for Microsoft Windows installations, apply Windows Bundle patch 12.1.0.1.15 or later.

For more information in this behavior, see: https://support.oracle.com/epmos/faces/DocumentDisplay?_afrLoop=392085808201943&id=1957943.1

Unable to create text analytics models when Java 2 Security is enabled

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

Security exceptions that prevent you from creating text analytics models are caused by the Java 2 Security feature that is enabled at the JVM level. This feature denies access to the text analytics resources that are required for text parsing functions.

Creating a text analytics model results in a failure because of a number of security-related exceptions, for example:

java.security.AccessControlException: Access denied ("java.lang.RuntimePermission""createSecurityManager")

The suggested approach for avoiding this problem is to use the text analytics models that are provided by default, for example, pySentimentModels, pyTelecomTaxonomy, and so on.

For more information, see Text Analyzer.

Upgrades and updates from Pega 7.3 on MSSQL fail with column name mismatch

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

This failure applies only to upgrades and updates from Pega® Platform 7.3 on systems running Microsoft® SQL Server®. In Pega 7.3, the capitalization for the column name pc_work_agile.pzPvStream is incorrect. The correct capitalization is pzPVStream. To prevent upgrade and update failures, before you upgrade or update, run the following command from the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to rename the column:

EXEC sp_rename ‘data-schema-name.pc_work_agile.pzPvStream', 'pzPVStream', 'COLUMN'

Reports on pc_work_agile table fail in Pega 7.3 on MSSQL

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

This failure applies only to Pega® Platform 7.3 on systems running Microsoft SQL Server. In Pega 7.3, the capitalization for the column name pc_work_agile.pzPvStream is incorrect. The correct capitalization is pzPVStream. To prevent reporting failures on the pc_work_agile table, run the following command from the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to rename the column after you install Pega 7.3:

EXEC sp_rename ‘data-schema-name.pc_work_agile.pzPvStream', 'pzPVStream', 'COLUMN'

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