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The trustAnchors parameter must be non-empty error when logging into the Workspace (Doc ID 1465228.1)

Last updated on MARCH 24, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Business Process Management Suite - Version and later
Oracle WebCenter Content: Imaging - Version to [Release 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You may not be able to log into the Workspace but you can log in fine to WebLogic Console or SOA Enterprise Manager.

You have an external LDAP configured.

You see the following error:

<May 22, 2012 2:26:18 PM PDT> <Warning> <oracle.ods.virtualization.engine.backend.jndi.AD.BackendJNDI> <OVD-40118> <Could not automatically detect binary attribute list: simple bind failed: <LDAP-URL>:<LDAP-PORT>.>
<May 22, 2012 2:26:18 PM PDT> <Warning> <oracle.ods.virtualization.engine.backend.jndi.AD.JNDIConnectionPool> <OVD-60024> <Connection error: simple bind failed: <LDAP-URL>:<LDAP-PORT>.>
<May 22, 2012 2:26:18 PM PDT> <Error> <oracle.ods.virtualization.engine.backend.jndi.AD.BackendJNDI> <OVD-60143> <[#AD]  Unable to create connection to ldap://[<LDAP-URL>]:<LDAP-PORT> as null.
javax.naming.CommunicationException: simple bind failed: [Root exception is java.lang.RuntimeException: Unexpected error: the trustAnchors parameter must be non-empty]
       at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapClient.authenticate(
       at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.connect(
       at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.<init>(
       at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtxFactory.getUsingURL(
       at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtxFactory.getUsingURLs(
       at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtxFactory.getLdapCtxInstance(
       at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtxFactory.getInitialContext(
       at javax.naming.spi.NamingManager.getInitialContext(
       at javax.naming.InitialContext.getDefaultInitCtx(


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