OBIEE 11g: Error: "JAVA.LANG.NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION" when Adding Users to Application Roles in Enterprise Manager (Doc ID 1570390.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 12, 2015

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.7.0 and later
Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After upgrading OBIEE to 11.1.1.7 from 11.1.1.6.x, you are not able to add users to application roles in Enterprise Manager. Searching for the users with search string in Principal section, the user is not displayed.

Searching for the user with search string in Display Name section, returns the user without Principal name. When you try to add the user to any role, you see the following error:

JAVA.LANG.NULLPOINTEREXCEPTION

It has also been seen that the following error is produced:

MBean: oracle.biee.admin:type=BIDomain.BIInstance,biInstance=coreapplication,group=Service
 Getter for attribute Name
 Detail: Access denied. Required roles: Admin, Operator, Monitor, executing subject: principals=[]
at oracle.as.jmx.framework.generic.spi.security.AbstractMBeanSecurityInterceptor.checkAttributeAccess(AbstractMBeanSecurityInterceptor.java:275)

 

Cause

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