Timeout error starting OHS with OAM WebGates on Oracle Solaris (SPARC)
By Justin Paul-Oracle on May 06, 2014
Oracle Access Manager provides single sign-on (SSO), authentication, authorization, and other services to registered agents (in any combination) protecting WebCenter resources. A Web server, Application Server, or any third-party application must be protected by a WebGate or mod_osso instance that is registered with Oracle Access Manager as an agent to enforce policies. The agent acts as a filter for HTTP requests.
This document relates to the following versions of the products:
- Oracle Web Tier Utilities: 126.96.36.199.0
- OAM WebGates for OHS: 188.8.131.52.0
When you try to install and configure Oracle Web Tier Utilities with Oracle OAM WebGates for OHS on Oracle SuperCluster (or Solaris SPARC), the installation and initial configuration may go fine in the beginning. However, once you start putting in your directives for OAM protected resources, you may notice that the OHS component does not start up as it used to.
user1@hostname1:~$ /u01/oracle/ohs_inst/ohs_server02/bin/opmnctl startall
The culprit is the webgate.conf include in the httpd.conf file and removing it will resolve the issue. However, now you cannot use OAM for SSO.
The fix to this problem is to add the following entry, where IP_Address is the IP address of the local machine, in /etc/hosts on which Oracle HTTP Server is being installed:
Yes, you need to put in this value which may be entirely unrelated to you network configuration into the /etc/hosts file to fix the issue.
You can refer to page 57 in the Oracle Fusion Application Release Notes 11.1.7 in MOS Note 1582125.1 for more details. This document also contains the list of other known issues and their resolutions.