When Selecting Permission for a Folder Such as Guest Or Sample Get Error 500--Internal Server Error and nullpointerexception Error in Log File

(Doc ID 2345129.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 03, 2018

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 11.1.1.7.x to 11.1.1.9.x [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 11.1.1.7.x version, Enterprise : Datamodel
When selecting permission for a folder such as Guest or Sample an error is generated.

Checked all UNIX permissions.

Newer folders do not generate an error.
Recently created another folder and put reports under it.
The new folder is at the same level as Guest folder and from that folder can successfully press the permissions and it works fine.

ERROR
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<bi_server1> <[ACTIVE] ExecuteThread: '18' for queue: 'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)'> <> <>

<[ServletContext@965843271[app:bipublisher module:xmlpserver path:/xmlpserver spec-version:2.5 version:11.1.1]]

Servlet failed with Exception
java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.xdo.servlet.resources.action.ListFolderPermissions.execute(ListFolderPermissions.java:90)
at oracle.xdo.servlet.resources.action.ActionServlet.service(ActionServlet.java:45)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:820)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletServiceAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:227)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.invokeServlet(StubSecurityHelper.java:125)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.execute(ServletStubImpl.java:300)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.TailFilter.doFilter(TailFilter.java:26)...



Changes

 Changed security model for BI Publisher.

Cause

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