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OUD 11g/12c - Instance Fails to Start After Update of Administration Connector Keystore and Truststore - "InvocationTargetException... caused by NullPointerException" (Doc ID 2653354.1)

Last updated on APRIL 18, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Unified Directory - Version and later
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On : version, Security

OUD instance fails to start after update of Administration Connector keystore and truststore with error -

[25/Mar/2020:10:10:17 -0400] category=CORE severity=NOTICE msgID=458891 msg=The Directory Server has sent an alert notification generated by class org.opends.server.core.DirectoryServer (alert type org.opends.server.DirectoryServerShutdown, alert ID 458893): The Directory Server has started the shutdown process. The shutdown was initiated by an instance of class org.opends.server.core.DirectoryServer and the reason provided for the shutdown was An error occurred while trying to start the Directory Server: An error occurred while trying to initialize a connection handler loaded from class org.opends.server.admin.LDAPAdministrationConnector with the information in configuration entry cn=LDAP,cn=Administration Connectors,cn=config: InvocationTargetException (; caused by NullPointerException ( This connection handler will be disabled null

Due to this issue, can not modify Admin Connection Handler keystore and truststore and start server successfully.


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