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On Every Startup security/DefaultAuthenticatorInit.ldift Is Changed And Prevents Further Startup Of WebLogic Server (Doc ID 2363345.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2023

Applies to:

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


On every startup the file security/DefaultAuthenticatorInit.ldift is changed and prevents further startup of WebLogic Server instance.

Some lines seen removed from DefaultAuthenticatorInit.ldift, this is confirmed by using diff command on security/DefaultAuthenticatorInit.ldift comparing with backed up file

> dn: uid=<username>,ou=people,ou=@realm@,dc=@domain@
> description: <username>
> objectclass: inetOrgPerson
> objectclass: organizationalPerson
> objectclass: person
> objectclass: top
> cn: weblogic
> sn: weblogic
> userpassword: {ENCRYPTED_PASSWORD}
> uid: <username>
> objectclass: wlsUser
> wlsMemberOf: cn=Administrators,ou=groups,ou=@realm@,dc=@domain@

Server fails to start with following exception:

<BEA-090402> <Authentication denied: Boot identity not valid. The user name or password or both from the boot identity file ( is not valid. The boot identity may have been changed since the boot identity file was created. Please edit and update the boot identity file with the proper values of username and password. The first time the updated boot identity file is used to start the server, these new values are encrypted.>

 To successfully start the server security need to be recovered.


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