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When Making Changes in Bi Publisher Get Error: 'Could Not Write to Configuration File' (Doc ID 750223.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 20, 2022

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.


When attempting to change password in BI Publisher for a user
the following error occurs.

Could not write to configuration file.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Change the security model in BI Publisher to 'BI Publisher Security'.
2. Set Report Repository set to a file system location:
3. Try to change the password for a user account, it fails with the error:
Could not write to configuration file.
4. Any changes in the Admin forms give the same error.

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot finish setting up BI Publisher.


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