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Admin Server Failure To Start With Error <BEA-000362> <Server failed. Reason: [Management:141266]Parsing Failure in config.xml: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: In production mode, it's not allowed to set a clear text value to the property: PasswordEnc (Doc ID 2352156.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 08, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3 to 12.2.1.3.0
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When trying to start the Admin Server and/or Managed Servers, they fail with a "Parsing Failure in config.xml" error:

<Jan 16, 2018 8:46:04 AM EST> <Critical> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000362> <Server failed. Reason: [Management:141266]Parsing Failure in config.xml: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: In production mode, it's not allowed to set a clear text value to the property: PasswordEncrypted of ServerStartMBean>
<Jan 16, 2018 8:46:04 AM EST> <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000365> <Server state changed to FAILED>
<Jan 16, 2018 8:46:04 AM EST> <Error> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000383> <A critical service failed. The server will shut itself down>
<Jan 16, 2018 8:46:04 AM EST> <Notice> <WebLogicServer> <BEA-000365> <Server state changed to FORCE_SHUTTING_DOWN>

 

Changes

 Made changes to the $DOMAIN_HOME/config/config.xml

Cause

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