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Upgraded OIM 12c Instance Fails with "IAM-3053039 : Error occurred while searching for password policies" when Specifying Password File in Password Policy (Doc ID 2617781.1)

Last updated on JULY 21, 2020

Applies to:

Identity Manager - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Specifying Password Dictionary File in Password Policy gives error

Used this same file and configuration in 11g without issue.


Popup error shows:
IAM-3053039 : Error occurred while searching for password policies.
Exception Description: The method [setDictionaryLocation] on the object is throwing an exception.
Argument: [<tmp>/dictionary.txt]
Internal Exception: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
Target Invocation Exception: java.lang.NullPointerException
Mapping: org.eclipse.persistence.mappings.DirectToFieldMapping[dictionaryLocation-->PWR.PWR_DICTIONARY_LOCATION]
Descriptor: RelationalDescriptor(oracle.iam.passwordmgmt.vo.OimPasswordPolicy --> [DatabaseTable(PWR)])

Steps used:
1. Create a file as below under the location <tmp>/dictionary.txt
with the entries

2. Login to identity console as xelsysadm
3. Click on Manage
4. Click on Policies and selected Password Policy
5. Created a password policy as below
Name: pwddict
Maximum length : 8
under Password Dictionary Details
Password File : <tmp>/dictionary.txt
File Delimiter: ,

6. Save the policy

Error is seen with either
Refreshed Password Policy search screen.
Close the UI and open Password Policy UI.  Depending is auto search is on, the error pops up.


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