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How to Resolve WebLogic Admin or Managed Servers Not Starting Up with the Following Error: "<BEA-090402> <Authentication denied: Boot identity not valid; The user name and/or password from the boot identity file (boot.properties) is not valid"? (Doc ID 2691299.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 12, 2020

Applies to:

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

Purpose

 This document lists the most common solutions to resolve the issue of WebLogic Admin or Managed Servers not starting up with the following error: "<BEA-090402> <Authentication denied: Boot identity not valid; The user name and/or password from the boot identity file (boot.properties) is not valid".

Scope

 This document is intended for WebLogic administrators involved in the shutting down and restarting of WebLogic servers.

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 Problem
 Solutions
 On All Operating Systems
 Solution 1: Updating boot.properties file
 Solution 2: Removing data, cache, and tmp directories
 Solution 3: Changing control flag to OPTIONAL after re-ordering the authentication providers
 Solution 4: Replacing the deleted or corrupted LDAP folder
 Solution 5: Other Steps (if Solutions 1-4 do not work)
 On Windows
 Solution 6: Remove white space from boot.properties file
References

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