Error Applying Digital Signature On PDF Generated By Bi Publisher (Doc ID 844409.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 20, 2016

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 5.6.3 to 5.6.3 [Release 5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Problem Statement:
Using BI Publisher Java API in J2EE application to apply digital signature on the PDF documents.

When trying to apply digital sign on PDFs, which contains image or text watermarks, following
error occurred and signing is not succeeded:

[061009_062408510][][EXCEPTION] java.lang.NullPointerException
at oracle.apps.xdo.template.pdf.util.FPUtil.getRectangle(Unknown Source)
at oracle.apps.xdo.template.pdf.scalable.PDFIncrementalEngine.getVisibleSpace(Unknown Source)
at oracle.apps.xdo.template.pdf.scalable.PDFIncrementalEngine.addSignatureField(Unknown Source)
at oracle.apps.xdo.common.pdf.signature.PDFSignature.addSignatureField(Unknown Source)
at test.signTestCase.main(signTestCase.java:14)

Cause

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