2266031 - Explorer web application fails to start in Tomcat 8 after configuring for Windows AD SSO in BI 4.2 | SAP Knowledge Base Article

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2266031 - Explorer web application fails to start in Tomcat 8 after configuring for Windows AD SSO in BI 4.2

Symptom

  • Upon upgrading BI 4.1 to 4.2 SP1 and configuring the Explorer application for Windows AD SSO (using the Vintella filter) as we had in 4.1 SP5, the Explorer web application fails to start in Tomcat 8.
  • After configuring the Explorer application for Windows AD SSO (using the Vintella filter) the Explorer web application fails to start in Tomcat 8.

    The exception is:
    SEVERE: Exception starting filter authFilter
    java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: The resource path [vsj.properties]is not valid
    at org.apache.catalina.webresources.StandardRoot.validate(StandardRoot.java:250)
    at org.apache.catalina.webresources.StandardRoot.getResource(StandardRoot.java:212)
    at org.apache.catalina.webresources.StandardRoot.getResource(StandardRoot.java:206)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationContext.getResourceAsStream(ApplicationContext.java:579)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationContextFacade.getResourceAsStream(ApplicationContextFacade.java:210)
    at com.wedgetail.idm.sso.AbstractAuthenticator.getResource(AbstractAuthenticator.java:2107)
    at com.wedgetail.idm.sso.AbstractAuthenticator.getPropsFromFile(AbstractAuthenticator.java:2069)
    at com.wedgetail.idm.sso.AuthFilter.init(AuthFilter.java:129)
    at com.businessobjects.sdk.credential.WrappedResponseAuthFilter.init(WrappedResponseAuthFilter.java:59)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterConfig.initFilter(ApplicationFilterConfig.java:279)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterConfig.getFilter(ApplicationFilterConfig.java:260)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterConfig.<(><<)>init>(ApplicationFilterConfig.java:105)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.filterStart(StandardContext.java:4573)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.startInternal(StandardContext.java:5192)
    at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:150)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:725)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:701)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:717)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDirectory(HostConfig.java:1096)
    at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig$DeployDirectory.run(HostConfig.java:1756)
    at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Executors.java:511)
    at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:266)
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142)
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.null(UnknownSource)at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:812)

    Dec 23, 2015 4:54:39 PM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext startInternal
    SEVERE: Error filterStart
    Dec 23, 2015 4:54:39 PM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext startInternal
    SEVERE: Context [/explorerX] startup failed due to previous errors


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Environment

SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer 4.2
Apache Tomcat 8 (Bundled)

Product

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2 ; SAP BusinessObjects Explorer 4.2

Keywords

KBA , BI-RA-EXP , Polestar, Explorer , BI-BIP-DEP , SBOP Web Application Deployment, Wdeploy , Problem

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