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BEA-00000 Error: Illegal attribute value: #user <user> (Doc ID 1527612.1)

Last updated on JUNE 18, 2018

Applies to:

Hyperion Financial Close Management - Version to [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to start up the Weblogic Admin Server, the following error is thrown multiple times in the Weblogic log(s):

<Feb 7, 2013 5:50:10 PM CST> <Critical> <EmbeddedLDAP> <BEA-000000> <java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Illegal attribute value: #user
at javax.naming.ldap.Rdn.decodeHexPairs(
at javax.naming.ldap.Rdn.unescapeValue(
at javax.naming.ldap.Rfc2253Parser.doParse(
at javax.naming.ldap.Rfc2253Parser.parseDn(
at javax.naming.ldap.LdapName.parse(
at javax.naming.ldap.LdapName.<init>(
at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.addRdnAttributes(
at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.c_createSubcontext(
at com.sun.jndi.toolkit.ctx.ComponentDirContext.p_createSubcontext(
at com.sun.jndi.toolkit.ctx.PartialCompositeDirContext.createSubcontext(
at com.sun.jndi.toolkit.ctx.PartialCompositeDirContext.createSubcontext(


 In this case, a LDIF file was imported into the Weblogic LDAP via a external source.


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