Authentication denied: Boot identity not valid

Oracle Weblogic Server

In weblogic after changing the password of an Admin user, you are not able to start one of your managed server through the NodeManager.

If you change the Admin User password and then try to reboot the servers from the node manager the issue might occur.

You get the following exception in the managed server log:

<Critical> <WebLogicServer> <myserver> <ms1> <Main Thread> <> <> <> <1300848287578> <BEA-000386> <Server subsystem failed. Reason: weblogic.security.SecurityInitializationException: Authentication denied: Boot identity not valid; The user name and/or password from the boot identity file (boot.properties) is not valid. The boot identity may have been changed since the boot identity file was created. Please edit and update the boot identity file with the proper values of username and password. The first time the updated boot identity file is used to start the server, these new values are encrypted.
weblogic.security.SecurityInitializationException: Authentication denied: Boot identity not valid; The user name and/or password from the boot identity file (boot.properties) is not valid. The boot identity may have been changed since the boot identity file was created. Please edit and update the boot identity file with the proper values of username and password. The first time the updated boot identity file is used to start the server, these new values are encrypted.

at weblogic.security.service.CommonSecurityServiceManagerDelegateImpl.doBootAuthorization(CommonSecurityServiceManagerDelegateImpl.java:959)
at weblogic.security.service.CommonSecurityServiceManagerDelegateImpl.initialize(CommonSecurityServiceManagerDelegateImpl.java:1050)
at weblogic.security.service.SecurityServiceManager.initialize(SecurityServiceManager.java:873)
at weblogic.security.SecurityService.start(SecurityService.java:141)
at weblogic.t3.srvr.SubsystemRequest.run(SubsystemRequest.java:64)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.execute(ExecuteThread.java:207)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.run(ExecuteThread.java:176)
Caused By: javax.security.auth.login.FailedLoginException: [Security:090304]Authentication Failed: User weblogic javax.security.auth.login.FailedLoginException: [Security:090302]Authentication Failed: User weblogic denied
at weblogic.security.providers.authentication.LDAPAtnLoginModuleImpl.login(LDAPAtnLoginModuleImpl.java:261)
at com.bea.common.security.internal.service.LoginModuleWrapper$1.run(LoginModuleWrapper.java:110)
at com.bea.common.security.internal.service.LoginModuleWrapper.login(LoginModuleWrapper.java:106)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at javax.security.auth.login.LoginContext.invoke(LoginContext.java:769)
at javax.security.auth.login.LoginContext.access$000(LoginContext.java:186)
at javax.security.auth.login.LoginContext$4.run(LoginContext.java:683)
at javax.security.auth.login.LoginContext.invokePriv(LoginContext.java:680)
at javax.security.auth.login.LoginContext.login(LoginContext.java:579)
at com.bea.common.security.internal.service.JAASLoginServiceImpl.login(JAASLoginServiceImpl.java:113)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at com.bea.common.security.internal.utils.Delegator$ProxyInvocationHandler.invoke(Delegator.java:57)
at $Proxy22.login(Unknown Source)
at weblogic.security.service.internal.WLSJAASLoginServiceImpl$ServiceImpl.login(WLSJAASLoginServiceImpl.java:89)
at com.bea.common.security.internal.service.JAASAuthenticationServiceImpl.authenticate(JAASAuthenticationServiceImpl.java:82)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
at com.bea.common.security.internal.utils.Delegator$ProxyInvocationHandler.invoke(Delegator.java:57)
at $Proxy40.authenticate(Unknown Source)
at weblogic.security.service.WLSJAASAuthenticationServiceWrapper.authenticate(WLSJAASAuthenticationServiceWrapper.java:40)
at weblogic.security.service.PrincipalAuthenticator.authenticate(PrincipalAuthenticator.java:348)
at weblogic.security.service.CommonSecurityServiceManagerDelegateImpl.doBootAuthorization(CommonSecurityServiceManagerDelegateImpl.java:929)
at weblogic.security.service.CommonSecurityServiceManagerDelegateImpl.initialize(CommonSecurityServiceManagerDelegateImpl.java:1050)
at weblogic.security.service.SecurityServiceManager.initialize(SecurityServiceManager.java:873)
at weblogic.security.SecurityService.start(SecurityService.java:141)
at weblogic.t3.srvr.SubsystemRequest.run(SubsystemRequest.java:64)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.execute(ExecuteThread.java:207)
at weblogic.work.ExecuteThread.run(ExecuteThread.java:176)

If the password was also specified in the server start option and it was not changed then this triggers the issue.

This was verified after changing the principal (Different Admin User) in the boot.properties file (DomainHome/servers/managedServer/nodemanager/boot.properties) . The server was referring to the same old principal, which was being picked up from the server start option.

You can find the server start option in : AdminConsole > Environment > Summary of Servers> myserver > Server Start.

Or in config.xml file (if server start option is specified):

<server>
...
<server-start>
<username>weblogic</username>
<password-encrypted>{AES}Zv8BlZzAboLrt7awLgLsx6/LN7wvkwSMiNqssaswa=</password-encrypted>
</server-start>
...
</server>

Follow below steps to fix the issue:

If you have specified the principal and credentials in server start option and then changed the password of the AdminUser (same user specified in server start) and at the same time did not change the credentials at server start option, then this triggers the issue and the server will not be able to start using node manager.

To resolve this, change the credentials to the updated one in the server start option of the concerned server from the Admin Console.

You can also change it from the config.xml file but changing from the AdminConsole is recommended.

 

you can encrypt a simple text password by following command:

cd to DOMAIN_HOME and run below command to encrypt the clear text password to encrypted password so that you can directly copy it and replace the old encrypted password.

java -cp /WL_HOME/wlserver_10.3/server/lib/weblogic.jar weblogic.security.Encrypt

password:weblogic

{AES}cRSAVfJZa8HHYVVRT/zMCZSuxQX3CEWCd9+hZKHm7oA=

 

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