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Unable to Enter a Password During Domain Creation for OIM on RHEL5 (Doc ID 853114.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

Applies to:

Identity Manager
x86 32 bit
x86 64 bit
Identity Manager - Version: 9.1 to
x86 32 bit (for Enterprise Linux only)x86 64 bit (for Enterprise Linux only)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Oracle Enterprise Linux
WebLogic Application Server


It has been discovered that there are some password entry related issues existing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (RHEL5) systems, and similar environments such as Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 also. Situations arise where you cannot enter passwords in Java based GUIs, such as when creating a new WebLogic domain for use by Oracle Identity Manager (OIM). This Note discusses the symptoms, cause and offers a solution.


This Tech Note applied to Linux based installations of OIM, and specifically Linux systems based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 only. Version 4 is not affected.


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