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storeUserConfig No Longer Works With Newer Java Versions - Hangs after Entering Password (Doc ID 2376121.1)

Last updated on MARCH 20, 2018

Applies to:

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


A problem is reported with Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) when storing the Node Manager password for starting OHS. It is suspected to affect other 12c products and versions  in the same manner.

You can avoid password every time you start a component with |.cmd by initially starting it with the storeUserConfig:

$DOMAIN_HOME/bin/ componentName storeUserConfig

Example: ohs1 storeUserConfig

Starting system Component ohs1 ...

Initializing WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST) ...
Welcome to WebLogic Server Administration Scripting Shell
Type help() for help on available commands
Reading domain from /app/oracle/Middleware/OH1/user_projects/domains/kaba_domain

Please enter Node Manager password:
Creating the key file can reduce the security of your system if it is not kept in a secured location after it is created. Creating new key...

-- Nothing is happening
-- In /home/oracle/.wlst directory, there is only one new file nm-key-base_domain.props with 0 bytes

The expectation is two files generated with domain and password data:



- Recently installed with the latest JDK


- Recently updated the JDK

This was reported with OHS using Java 1.8.0_161, released January 2018. It is suspected to affect other 12c products and versions in the same manner.


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