String index out of range: -40 Error while Connecting to Discussions Jive Forums (Doc ID 1989100.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Environment:
Oracle WebCenter Portal (WCP) 11.1.1.6.0 with the Discussions service configured, so the Collaboration Managed Server (owc_discussions) is also started.
OID is the external LDAP.


Steps to reproduce the error/issue:
Either through WCP or directly through the Admin interface of Discussions at http://<host>:<services_port>/owc_discussions/admin, try to login.


Issue:
When trying to connect to Discussions (Jive Forum) as either custom users or an administration user, the following error occurs: String index out of range: -40

The same error occurs whilst trying to access the Admin interface of Discussions at http://<host>:<services_port>/owc_discussions/admin

Error:
String index out of range: -40


Cause

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