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ocactl start / stop Hangs After Entering Password (Doc ID 470323.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 15, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Security Service - Version: 10.1.4
This problem can occur on any platform.


Oracle Certificate Authority (OCA) has been installed and configured as part of an Identity Management 10.1.4 installation. Configuration succeeded without errors.

After installation it is not possible to start or stop OCA. Although 'ocactl set -type TRACE <params>' commands succeed the following commands do not. After the password is entered the cursor never returns to the prompt.
    ocactl generatewallet -type CA
    ocactl generatewallet -type CASSL
    ocactl start
    ocactl stop

The following have been verified:

1. Reboot of server does not resolve the issue.
2. The OC4J OCA component is verified 'Alive' with opmnctl status output.
3. There are no errors in the HTTP Server log files or HTTP Server core dumps created by the hanging ocactl commands.

4. After enabling trace administration logging with command 'ocactl set -type TRACE -mode ADMIN -state ON' the following lines are the last entries in $ORACLE_HOME/oca/logs/admin.trc:

[223] [December 6, 2007 9:41:26 AM] [ADMIN] [OCMLogManager.getLogger()] Entering
[224] [December 6, 2007 9:41:26 AM] [ADMIN] [OCMLogManager.getLogger()] Exiting
[225] [December 6, 2007 9:41:26 AM] [ADMIN] [OCMLogManager.getLogger()] Entering
[226] [December 6, 2007 9:41:26 AM] [ADMIN] [OCMLogManager.getLogger()] Exiting
[227] [December 6, 2007 9:41:26 AM] [ADMIN] [] Start processing start command
[228] [December 6, 2007 9:41:26 AM] [ADMIN] [OCADBUtil.getDBConnection()] Pool size:3 Active size: 1
[229] [December 6, 2007 9:41:26 AM] [ADMIN] [OCADBUtil.relDBConnection()] Pool size:3 Active size: 0


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