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CA API Gateway "Process controller unable to bind listener" error


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CA API Gateway


If the Controller is unable to bind itself to a valid IP address and/or interface, the following error will be seen in the Controller's log:

2019-05-17T11:51:50.583+1000 SEVERE  1 com.l7tech.server.processcontroller.ProcessControllerDaemon: Process controller unable to bind listener, please ensure server ip address and port are valid and available and restart. Error creating bean with name 'servletContainer' defined in class path resource [com/l7tech/server/processcontroller/resources/processControllerServletContainerContext.xml]: Invocation of init method failed; nested exception is Cannot assign requested address (Bind failed)


CA API Gateway 8.x ~ 9.x and 10.x (second option worked ) 


  • Edit the file:
# vi /opt/SecureSpan/Controller/etc/ 
  • Check host.controller.sslIpAddre=<value> entry and make sure is either set with correct IP address or to any interface/IP  
host.controller.sslIpAddress=<valid IP>


  • Restart the Gateway service
# service ssg restart
Value \:\: is for IPv6