- IBM Installation Manager 1.8.5
- IBM DB2 11.1
- IBM Java 8
- IBM WebSphere Application Server 126.96.36.199
- IBM SKLM 188.8.131.52
Monday, 17 December 2018
CTGKM9063E The Application Server Administrator Password field is empty
During an deployment of IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager (SKLM), I'm going through a manual silent installation of the stack, which includes: -
To add the encrypted passwords to the relevant elements of the response file, use the IBM Installation Manager utility to create encrypted passwords.
Specifically, this is what I have to install: -
Installation Manager (install kit)
Internal Version: 1.8.5000.20160506_1125
No installed Installation Manager was detected.
C:\\temp\disk1\im\tools\imcl.exe listAvailablePackages -repositories
C:\temp\disk1\im\tools\imcl.exe listAvailablePackages -repositories
com.ibm.sklm30.win_184.108.40.206 : main.feature
com.ibm.java.jdk.v8_8.0.5000.20170906_1611 : com.ibm.sdk.8
com.ibm.sklm30.db2.win.ofng_220.127.116.11 : main.feature
com.ibm.sklm30.win_18.104.22.168 : main.feature
com.ibm.websphere.BASE.v90_22.214.171.12470918_1844 : core.feature,ejbdeploy,thinclie
Having populated the response file: -
I started the installation: -
C:\temp\disk1\im\tools\imcl.exe -input \temp\disk1\SKLM_Silent_Win_R
which fairly quickly failed with: -
ERROR: The following errors were generated while installing.
ERROR: CTGKM9063E The Application Server Administrator Password field is empty
It took me a while to work out what was going wrong - eventually I read this: -
For information about how to encrypt the password, see Encrypted password for response file elements.
and then this: -
which led me to encode ( encrypt !! ) the password: -
C:\temp\disk1\im\tools\imcl.exe encryptString Qp455w0rd!
and updated the response file accordingly: -
Once I did this, I was able to move forward with the installation .......
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