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WebLogic Managed Server Failed to Start With Error "<BEA-090402> <Authentication denied: Boot identity not valid; The user name and/or password from the boot identity file ( is not valid." (Doc ID 2653183.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 16, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Starting managed server from admin console fails with the below error.

However, server starts when started using startManagedWebLogic script command line.

This issue happens only when started the server from the admin console.

Issue persists even after creating a fresh with plain text credentials under Domain_Home/servers/server_name/data/nodemanager.


This could be due to password was updated sometime back and it is not reflecting correctly.


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