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Upgrading Individual Pre- Portals After Patch Update Shows Error "An unexpected error occurred. No changes were made to the portal." (Doc ID 2389412.1)

Last updated on MARCH 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Patched WebCenter Portal from to

When attempting to upgrade Pre- Portals using the following documentation:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Building Portals with Oracle WebCenter Portal
7 Administering a Portal
7.2 Administering Overview Settings and Actions for a Portal
7.2.9 Upgrading a Pre- Portal 

The following error occurs:


The following error is shown in the UI:

An unexpected error occurred. No changes were made to the portal.

The WC_Spaces-diagnostic.lo log shows this error giving a grant to webcenter#-#Global-GroupSpaces-Public-User role:
JPS-04201: Cannot grant permission(s). Grant already exists for grantee [GranteeEntry: codeSource=null
principals=[[AppRole: appID=webcenter name=webcenter#-#Global-GroupSpaces-Public-User displayName=null description=null category=null
uniquename=cn=webcenter\#-\#Global-GroupSpaces-Public-User,cn=Roles,cn=webcenter,cn=webcenter,cn=JPSContext,cn=jpsPolicyRootNode guid=<GUID> members=[]



The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Patch WebCenter Portal to

  2. Go to the Administer a Portal.

  3. Select the Overview page.

  4. Click on the "Upgrade this portal" link.
    The error is displayed.





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