SiteMinder Agent Api function failed - 'Sm_AgentApi_IsProtectedEx' returned '-1'

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Issue/Introduction

 

We're running a Web Agent and this one fails and reports error :

  [20791/662693632][Thu Aug 20 2020
  06:47:55][CSmLowLevelAgent.cpp:557][ERROR][sm-AgentFramework-00520]
  LLA: SiteMinder Agent Api function failed -
  'Sm_AgentApi_IsProtectedEx' returned '-1'.

  [20791/662693632][Thu Aug 20 2020
  06:47:55][CSmProtectionManager.cpp:192][ERROR][sm-AgentFramework-00420]
  HLA: Component reported fatal error: 'Low Level Agent'.

  [20791/662693632][Thu Aug 20 2020
  06:47:55][CSmHighLevelAgent.cpp:424][ERROR][sm-AgentFramework-00420]
  HLA: Component reported fatal error: 'Protection Manager'.

How can we solve this ?

 

Cause

The Web Agent faces a problem to get an expected response from the
Policy Server at 08:14:03 :05 and :07 :

smwa.log

  [27807/2206131968][Fri Aug 21 2020
  08:14:03][CSmLowLevelAgent.cpp:557][ERROR][sm-AgentFramework-00520]
  LLA: SiteMinder Agent Api function failed -
  'Sm_AgentApi_IsProtectedEx' returned '-1'.

  [27807/2206131968][Fri Aug 21 2020
  08:14:03][CSmProtectionManager.cpp:192][ERROR][sm-AgentFramework-00420]
  HLA: Component reported fatal error: 'Low Level Agent'.

  [27807/2206131968][Fri Aug 21 2020
  08:14:03][CSmHighLevelAgent.cpp:424][ERROR][sm-AgentFramework-00420]
  HLA: Component reported fatal error: 'Protection Manager'.

--

  [27806/2180953856][Fri Aug 21 2020
  08:14:05][CSmLowLevelAgent.cpp:557][ERROR][sm-AgentFramework-00520]
  LLA: SiteMinder Agent Api function failed -
  'Sm_AgentApi_IsProtectedEx' returned '-1'.

  [27806/2180953856][Fri Aug 21 2020
  08:14:05][CSmProtectionManager.cpp:192][ERROR][sm-AgentFramework-00420]
  HLA: Component reported fatal error: 'Low Level Agent'.

  [27806/2180953856][Fri Aug 21 2020
  08:14:05][CSmHighLevelAgent.cpp:424][ERROR][sm-AgentFramework-00420]
  HLA: Component reported fatal error: 'Protection Manager'.

--

  [27808/2214524672][Fri Aug 21 2020
  08:14:07][CSmLowLevelAgent.cpp:557][ERROR][sm-AgentFramework-00520]
  LLA: SiteMinder Agent Api function failed -
  'Sm_AgentApi_IsProtectedEx' returned '-1'.

  [27808/2214524672][Fri Aug 21 2020
  08:14:07][CSmProtectionManager.cpp:192][ERROR][sm-AgentFramework-00420]
  HLA: Component reported fatal error: 'Low Level Agent'.

  [27808/2214524672][Fri Aug 21 2020
  08:14:07][CSmHighLevelAgent.cpp:424][ERROR][sm-AgentFramework-00420]
  HLA: Component reported fatal error: 'Protection Manager'.

There's no issue on the network level :

tcpdump.pcap :

  Arrival Time: Aug 21, 2020 09:14:03.320973000 Romance Daylight Time
  53448 185.906407 10.0.0.1 10.0.0.2 TCP 365 52216 → 44443
  [PSH, ACK] Seq=1 Ack=1 Win=88 Len=311

  [...]

  Arrival Time: Aug 21, 2020 09:14:03.645292000 Romance Daylight Time
  53695 186.230726 10.0.0.1 10.0.0.2 TCP 54 52216 → 44443
  [ACK] Seq=946 Ack=798 Win=105 Len=0

At the same time, the Policy Server reports 3 times a problem to load
library smiisusercontext, which belongs to User Context Gateway :

smps.log :

  [21595/139974619924224][Fri Aug 21 2020
  08:14:03][SmAuthServer.cpp:242][ERROR][sm-Server-02910] Failed to
  load library 'smiisusercontext'. Error: Unknown Error

  [21595/139974653495040][Fri Aug 21 2020
  08:14:05][SmAuthServer.cpp:242][ERROR][sm-Server-02910] Failed to
  load library 'smiisusercontext'. Error: Unknown Error

  [21595/139974611531520][Fri Aug 21 2020
  08:14:07][SmAuthServer.cpp:242][ERROR][sm-Server-02910] Failed to
  load library 'smiisusercontext'. Error: Unknown Error

smtracedefault.log :

  [][21595][139974619924224][08/21/2020][08:14:03][08:14:03.602][][][][Deq
  ueuing a Normal Priority message, from IP 10.0.0.1 with Port No 5221
  6. Current count is 0][][][][ThreadPool::Run][CServer.cpp:1514][][][][][
  ][][]

  [s515389/r4][21595][139974619924224][08/21/2020][08:14:03][08:14:03.602]
  [mywebagent][][][Receive request attribute 200, data size is 19
  ][][myrealm][][CSmMessage::ParseAgentMessage][SmMessage.cpp:55
  7][][][][][][][]

  [s515389/r4][21595][139974619924224][08/21/2020][08:14:03][08:14:03.602]
  [mywebagent][][][Receive request attribute 217, data size is 30
  ][][http://myserver.mydomain.com][][CSmMessage::ParseAgentMessage][SmM
  essage.cpp:557][][][][][][][]

  [s515389/r4][21595][139974619924224][08/21/2020][08:14:03][08:14:03.602]
  [mywebagent][][][Receive request attribute 201, data size is 115][]
  [/myresource/mypage.html]
  [][CSmMessage::ParseAgentMessage][SmMessage.cpp:557][][][][][][][]

  [s515389/r4][21595][139974619924224][08/21/2020][08:14:03][08:14:03.602]
  [mywebagent][][][Receive request attribute 202, data size is 3]
  [][GET][][CSmMessage::ParseAgentMessage][SmMessage.cpp:557][][][][][][][]

  [][21595][139974619924224][08/21/2020][08:14:03][08:14:03.602][]
  [/myresource/mypage.html][][Resource is protected by realm.]
  [][][][CSmAz::IsProtected][SmAuthorization.cpp:620][][][][][][][]

  [][21595][139974619924224][08/21/2020][08:14:03][08:14:03.603][][][][Log
  Message:ERROR:[sm-Server-02910] Failed to load library 'smiisusercontext
  '. Error: Unknown Error][][][][][SmAuthServer.cpp:242][][][][][][][]

  [s515389/r4][21595][139974619924224][08/21/2020][08:14:03][08:14:03.603]
  [mywebagent][][][** Status: Error. Reject s515389/r4 : internal
  error - failed to obtain scheme credentials for scheme 'myauthenticationscheme']
  [][][][CSm_Az_Message::SendReply][Sm_Az_Message.cpp:598][][][][][][][]

 

Environment

 

  Web Agent 12.52SP1CR09 on Apache 2.4;
  Policy Server 12.8;

 

Resolution

 

Follow instruction to install libraries for User Context Gateway on
the Policy Server;