run-svrssl-config task fails on getCACert

When you run the command


Following exception is thrown:

 [java] Configuration of Access Manager Runtime for Java is in progress.
     [java] This might take several minutes.
     [java] The configuration failed.
     [java] java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
     [java]  at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
     [java] java.lang.NullPointerException
     [java]  at

To resolve this issue follow the steps:

1. Back up <PortalServer>/base/

2. Edit

3. Replace:
<jvmarg value="-Djava.ext.dirs" />

with (to comment it out):
<!-- <jvmarg value="-Djava.ext.dirs" /> -->

4. Save and run the task again.
5. Restore the original copy of



About Ishtiaque

I am IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect, Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator, Oracle Certified Programmer in Java and Web Component Developer, and TOGAF 9 certified with over 10 years of support and development experience in IBM middleware software and Java. Additionally, have a sound grip in databases and OpenStack administration. I hold the following certifications: IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) TOGAF 9 Certified Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE6 Web Component Developer Oracle Certified Professional – Java 6 Programmer ITIL v3 Foundation Certified IBM Certified Solution Architect – Cloud Computing Infrastructure V1 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Portal V8, V7, V6.1, V6 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server V7, V6.1 IBM Certified System Administrator – AIX V7 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere MQ V7 IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Business Process Manager Advanced V7.5 IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Computing Architecture V3 IBM Certified Solution Developer – WebSphere Portal V5.1
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