Unable To Start Managed Weblogic Servers Due to 'weblogic.security.SecurityInitializationException: Authentication for user weblogic denied" (Doc ID 1387400.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.5.0 and later
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Managed servers will not start via startManagedWebLogic.sh. The following error appears:

<Dec 19, 2011 1:56:17 PM EST> <Critical> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000386> <Server subsystem failed. Reason: weblogic.security.SecurityInitializationException: Authentication for user weblogic denied
weblogic.security.SecurityInitializationException: Authentication for user weblogic denied
...
Caused By: javax.security.auth.login.FailedLoginException: [Security:090303]Authentication Failed: User weblogic weblogic.security.providers.authentication.LDAPAtnDelegateException: [Security:090295]caught unexpected exception

Cause

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