Using Custom Login Page with WebCenter Application Returns 'Error 500--Internal Server Error' (Doc ID 1280018.1)

Last updated on JUNE 02, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.3.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 12-Nov-2014

Symptoms

When running a WebCenter application in Jdeveloper using ADF Security (with WebCenter extensions installed). Get an error.

Error 500--Internal Server Error

javax.servlet.ServletException: java.lang.NullPointerException
at javax.faces.webapp.FacesServlet.service(FacesServlet.java:277)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletServiceAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:227)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.invokeServlet(StubSecurityHelper.java:125)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:300)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.TailFilter.doFilter(TailFilter.java:26)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:56)
at oracle.adf.model.servlet.ADFBindingFilter.doFilter(ADFBindingFilter.java:191)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:56)
at oracle.adfinternal.view.faces.webapp.rich.RegistrationFilter.doFilter(RegistrationFilter.java:97)
at org.apache.myfaces.trinidadinternal.webapp.TrinidadFilterImpl$FilterListChain.doFilter(TrinidadFilterImpl.java:420)
at oracle.adfinternal.view.faces.activedata.AdsFilter.doFilter(AdsFilter.java:60)
at org.apache.myfaces.trinidadinternal.webapp.TrinidadFilterImpl$FilterListChain.doFilter(TrinidadFilterImpl.java:420)
at org.apache.myfaces.trinidadinternal.webapp.TrinidadFilterImpl._doFilterImpl(TrinidadFilterImpl.java:247)
at org.apache.myfaces.trinidadinternal.webapp.TrinidadFilterImpl.doFilter(TrinidadFilterImpl.java:157)
at org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.webapp.TrinidadFilter.doFilter(TrinidadFilter.java:92)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:56)
at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsAbsFilter$1.run(JpsAbsFilter.java:94)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at oracle.security.jps.util.JpsSubject.doAsPrivileged(JpsSubject.java:313)
at oracle.security.jps.ee.util.JpsPlatformUtil.runJaasMode(JpsPlatformUtil.java:414)
at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsAbsFilter.doFilter(JpsAbsFilter.java:138)
at oracle.security.jps.ee.http.JpsFilter.doFilter(JpsFilter.java:71)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:56)
.......
Caused by: javax.faces.el.EvaluationException: java.lang.NullPointerException
at org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.component.MethodExpressionMethodBinding.invoke(MethodExpressionMethodBinding.java:51)
at com.sun.faces.application.ActionListenerImpl.processAction(ActionListenerImpl.java:102)
at org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.component.UIXCommand.broadcast(UIXCommand.java:190)
at javax.faces.component.UIViewRoot.broadcastEvents(UIViewRoot.java:475)
at javax.faces.component.UIViewRoot.processApplication(UIViewRoot.java:756)
at oracle.adfinternal.view.faces.lifecycle.LifecycleImpl._invokeApplication(LifecycleImpl.java:698)
at oracle.adfinternal.view.faces.lifecycle.LifecycleImpl._executePhase(LifecycleImpl.java:285)
at oracle.adfinternal.view.faces.lifecycle.LifecycleImpl.execute(LifecycleImpl.java:177)
at javax.faces.webapp.FacesServlet.service(FacesServlet.java:265)
... 39 more
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.adf.model.BindingContext.initialize(BindingContext.java:340)
at oracle.adf.model.BindingRequestHandler.beginRequest(BindingRequestHandler.java:221)
at oracle.adf.model.servlet.ADFBindingFilter.doFilter(ADFBindingFilter.java:189)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:56)
at oracle.adf.library.webapp.LibraryFilter.doFilter(LibraryFilter.java:159)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(FilterChainImpl.java:56)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.RequestDispatcherImpl.invokeServlet(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:527)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.RequestDispatcherImpl.forward(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:253)
at view.LoginPage.sendForward(LoginPage.java:66)
at view.LoginPage.doLogin(LoginPage.java:43)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
... 47 more


Security is enabled as described in this documentation:
Oracle Fusion Middleware Fusion Developer's Guide for Oracle Application Development Framework
30.7 Creating a Login Page
e.g. these are the settings in JDeveloper: Application -> Secure -> Configure ADF Security -> ADF Authentication and Authorization.



Cause

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