Weblogic Server Fails to Start when Configured for LDAP Authentication

(Doc ID 1331981.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 11, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version and later
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 to 10.3.6
Oracle WebCenter Content: Records - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The Weblogic server is configured to authenticate users using an LDAP provider. But when that is done, the Weblogic server fails to start.

The failure to start is due to the following error:

oracle.security.jps.service.idstore.IdentityStoreException: JPS-00056: Failed to create identity store service instance idstore.ldap.provider:idstore.ldap. Reason: oracle.security.jps.JpsRuntimeException: JPS-00027: internal error You configured a generic WLS LDAPAuthenticator. The identity store type cannot be determined. Please choose an LDAP Authentication provider that matches your LDAP server.


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