Oracle HTTP Server Fails to Start With "setgid: unable to set group id to Group" Error

(Doc ID 1359987.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 06, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


While configuring Oracle HTTP Server to use port 443 or any port less then 1024 on UNIX  systems,

OHS would fail to start with the following error.

[2011-09-19T15:31:47.3052-07:00] [OHS] [INCIDENT_ERROR:20] [OHS-9999] [core.c] [host_id: hostname] [host_addr: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX] [pid: 15306] [tid: 1] [user: root] [VirtualHost: main] (22)Invalid argument: setgid: unable to set group id to Group 4294967295

[2011-09-19T15:31:47.3292-07:00] [OHS] [INCIDENT_ERROR:20] [OHS-9999] [core.c] [host_id: hostname] [host_addr: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX] [pid: 15297] [tid: 1] [user: root] [VirtualHost: main] Child 15306 returned a Fatal error... Apache is exiting!
Cannot bind to port 443 for SSL on Solaris 10


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