OIF 10g : Fails With 500 Error And No Error Detail In Logs (Doc ID 1360102.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

COREid Federation - Version: 10.1.4.0.1 and later   [Release: 10g and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

This document is to resolve the null pointer exception error generated when trying to configure an OIF instance as SP with an OIF IDP instance>

federation-error.log is showing:
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11/09/15 12:46:47: ERROR - java.lang.NullPointerException
java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.security.fed.eventhandler.profiles.sp.sso.v20.ProcessResponseEventHandler.perform(ProcessResponseEventHandler.java:338)
at oracle.security.fed.controller.ActionStateMachine.processEvent(ActionStateMachine.java:92)
at oracle.security.fed.controller.EventControllerImpl.processEvent(EventControllerImpl.java:77)
at oracle.security.fed.controller.ApplicationController.publishEvent(ApplicationController.java:362)
at oracle.security.fed.controller.web.action.RequestHandlerContext.publishEvent(RequestHandlerContext.java:32)
at oracle.security.fed.controller.web.action.RequestHandlerSupport.perform(RequestHandlerSupport.java:18)
at oracle.security.fed.controller.ApplicationController.processServletRequest(ApplicationController.java:292)
at oracle.security.fed.controller.web.servlet.FederationServlet.doGet(FederationServlet.java:138)
at oracle.security.fed.controller.web.servlet.FederationServlet.doPost(FederationServlet.java:96)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:760)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:853)
at com.evermind.server.http.ServletRequestDispatcher.invoke(ServletRequestDispatcher.java:826)
at com.evermind.server.http.ServletRequestDispatcher.forwardInternal(ServletRequestDispatcher.java:332)
at com.evermind.server.http.HttpRequestHandler.processRequest(HttpRequestHandler.java:830)
at com.evermind.server.http.AJPRequestHandler.run(AJPRequestHandler.java:224)
at com.evermind.server.http.AJPRequestHandler.run(AJPRequestHandler.java:133)
at com.evermind.util.ReleasableResourcePooledExecutor$MyWorker.run(ReleasableResourcePooledExecutor.java:192)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:534)
11/09/15 12:46:47: ERROR - oracle.security.fed.event.EventException: java.lang.NullPointerException

The HTTP header trace is showing:
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POST /fed/sp/authnResponse20 HTTP/1.1
Host: fed.xyz.com:7777
Cookie: oracle.uix=0^^GMT+1:00; ObSSOCookie=MXaKidEMLHCEO...3D%3D
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: 4036
SAMLResponse=PHNhbWxwOlJ...3D%0D%0A&RelayState=https%3A%2F...

HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:59:19 GMT
Server: Oracle-Application-Server-10g/10.1.2.0.2 Oracle-HTTP-Server
Content-Length: 113
Cache-Control: private
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html

Cause

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