how to avoid error  MQRC_NOT_AUTHORIZED Connecting to WebSphere MQ from WebSphere

Posted on 2014-12-17
Last Modified: 2014-12-19
I am trying to create a connection factory from websphere application server to connect to
websphere Messaging Queue, the queue manager is running but the following error is shown MQRC_NOT_AUTHORIZED , Iam using  websphere application server  version 7.0
and MQ version:
Question by:arshad_sahani2
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Author Comment

ID: 40504492
Actually the error is shown when I click on "test connection" button when creating the queue connection factory from websphere application server's administration console, more details can be given upon request
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Radek Baranowski earned 500 total points
ID: 40504564
this is because Mq 7.5 disables  access to any channel by admin user (the one in mqm group) by default. so, if you want to connect from process that is run by any user from mqm group, you need to disable channel authorization

to lift this limitation (for DEVELOPMENT purposes)
in MQ Explorer, just go to Channels -> Client Authentication Records and delete any entries there are.

For production configurations and environments you want to set MQ security correctly, please configure records as needed (allow user, IP etc.)

read more here:

Author Comment

ID: 40506180
hi your solution worked, but I have another question if I want to pass a user name should I create a JAAS configuration and associate that to the queue connection factory ? or it has to be done pro
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Expert Comment

by:Radek Baranowski
ID: 40506486
never done that from inside Java code, but as far as Websphere principles go, yes, you should create JAAS and attach it to your CF.

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ID: 40506524
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for arshad_sahani2's comment #a40504492

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solution provided good
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by:Radek Baranowski
ID: 40506525
has this been community question ? if not, please assign points.

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