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

Last updated on MAY 01, 2023

Applies to:

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


Using the following documentation to configure Oracle HTTP Server with the storeUserConfig tool to start without entering a User and Password to connect to the Node Manager:

Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware
Chapter 4 Starting and Stopping Oracle Fusion Middleware
Section Starting and Stopping System Components

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 <ORACLE_HOME>/user_projects/domains/<DOMAIN_NAME>

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 or recently updated the JDK.

This was reported with OHS using Java 1.8.0_161, released in January 2018.

storeUserConfig was found to work using JDK 1.8.0_144, released in October 2017.


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