Oracle Fusion Middleware Start-up Issue : jps-config.xml No such file or directory : startScriptEnabled

This post covers error message and fix while starting Oracle Fusion Middleware application (OAM, WebCenter, SOA, OBIEE, UCM ..) using WebLogic Console . Error message reported in logs under $DOMAIN_HOME/servers/[server_name]/logs was  jps-config.xml (Full Error at end of post).

So what is jps-config.xml for and where is this file stored ?

Java Policy Store (JPS) (More here and  here) is configuration file used to configure Policy, Credential, Key Store, Login Module and User Identity Store location.

Where is this file located ?

Default location for this file is under $DOMAIN_HOME/config/fmwconfig and is defined by parameter –


Why server start-up is expecting this file under  $DOMAIN_HOME/config (check error message for full error stack) ?

Server was started using WebLogic Console or Node Manager (NMStart) that uses file. file contains parameter StartScriptEnabled=false.

StartScriptEnabled=false means NOT to use script (startWebLogic or startManagedWebLogic)

These scripts (start*****WebLogic) invoke that sets to location of $DOMAIN_HOME/config/fmwconfig/jps-config.xml

____Error Stack _____

07-Dec-2011 13:40:11 config.xml.XmlConfigurationFactory initDefaultConfiguration
SEVERE: /oracle/apps/user_projects/ domains/dev_oam/./config/jps-config.xml (No such file or directory)
07-Dec-2011 13:40:11 internal.jaas.LoginConfigurationImpl <init>
SEVERE: /oracle/apps/user_projects/domains/dev_oam/./config/jps-config.xml (No such file or directory
Throwable occurred: JpsConfigurationException:/oracle/apps/user_projects/
domains/dev_oam/./config/jps-config.xml (No such file or directory)
at initDefaultConfiguration(XmlConfigura



at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)



Fix: Ensure that StartScriptEnabled=true is set in file (Restart Node Manager after updating file.


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Varma says August 14, 2012

You are amazing!!! Thanks…

rajesh says February 27, 2014

jps means java platform support but you have mentioned java policy store.

rajesh m

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