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ODI 12c Managed Server Startup Fails with Critical Error "BEA-000252" "Cannot switch to the group "nobody" " (Doc ID 2339570.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Data Integrator - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When attempting to start an Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) managed server, the following error stack is logged:

<Dec 1, 2017 5:24:18 PM EST> <Info> <Security> <BEA-090905> <Disabling the CryptoJ JCE Provider self-integrity check for better startup performance. To enable this check, specify>
<Dec 1, 2017 5:24:18 PM EST> <Info> <Security> <BEA-090906> <Changing the default Random Number Generator in RSA CryptoJ from ECDRBG128 to HMACDRBG. To disable this change, specify>
<Dec 1, 2017 5:24:19 PM EST> <Info> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000377> <Starting WebLogic Server with Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM Version 25.151-b12 from Oracle Corporation.>
Dec 01, 2017 5:24:19 PM start
INFO: JPS bootstrap service started.
<Dec 1, 2017 5:24:19 PM EST> <Info> <RCM> <BEA-2165021> <"ResourceManagement" is not enabled in this JVM. Enable "ResourceManagement" to use the WebLogic Server "Resource Consumption Management" feature. To enable "ResourceManagement", you must specify the following JVM options in the WebLogic Server instance in which the JVM runs: -XX:+UnlockCommercialFeatures -XX:+ResourceManagement.>
<Dec 1, 2017 5:24:19 PM EST> <Info> <Security> <BEA-090065> <Getting boot identity from user.>
Enter username to boot WebLogic server:weblogic
Enter password to boot WebLogic server:
<Dec 1, 2017 5:24:30 PM EST> <Info> <Management> <BEA-141107> <Version: WebLogic Server Thu Aug 17 13:39:49 PDT 2017 1882952>
<Dec 1, 2017 5:24:32 PM EST> <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000365> <Server state changed to STARTING.>
<Dec 1, 2017 5:24:32 PM EST> <Critical> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000252> <Cannot switch to the group "nobody". java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot setegid("nobody"), system error: ''
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot setegid("nobody"), system error: ''
       at weblogic.platform.Unix.setEGroup0(Native Method)
       at weblogic.platform.Unix.setEffectiveGroup(
       at weblogic.t3.srvr.SetUIDRendezvous.setEGroup(
       at weblogic.t3.srvr.SetUIDRendezvous.makeUnPrivileged(
       at weblogic.t3.srvr.SetUIDRendezvous.initialize(
       at weblogic.t3.srvr.BootService.start(
       at weblogic.server.AbstractServerService.postConstruct(
       at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor7.invoke(Unknown Source)
       at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
       at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(


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