Import of Data from the Embedded LDAP in WebLogic Server Does Not Update Group Membership or User Credentials Information (Doc ID 1336017.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 8.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Nov-2013***

Symptoms

When trying to copy users, groups and authentication credentials from one domain to another by exporting the information from the default security provider and importing it back, it seems to export the content correctly, but after the import, some of the information exported is not imported correctly, such as credentials or group membership. Only new users/groups are imported correctly.

For export, the file can be produced with the following two approaches:

  1. Using the admin console via Security Realms -> <realm name> -> Providers -> <security provider name> -> Migration -> Export.
  2. Using WLST.

Both approaches create the same .dat file (as expected). However, when importing this configuration into another domain, it fails to update the credentials, and other information such as group membership.

Cause

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