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Auth Minder Admin console is not coming up after Java Upgrade


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CA Rapid App Security CA Advanced Authentication


After upgrading the JAVA version to latest version the CA AuthMinder / CA Strong Authentication Admin console does not come up.


CA AuthMinder / CA Strong Authentication Admin console uses and arcot-crypto-util.jar files to read the contents of the securestore.enc file which is used for database connectivity purpose. These files are placed at a specified location in JAVA directory. Once JAVA is upgraded these files are not found which results in to Admin console error. Below is the error message observed in the arcotadmin.log file

2015-12-29 11:52:47,338 EST : [localhost-startStop-1] : FATAL : web.init.ArcotAdminInitServlet : [N/A] : [N/A] : [N/A] : [Arcot Admin Console] : [Admin Console] : [N/A] : Application initialization failed, com/arcot/crypto/api/AccessKey
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/arcot/crypto/api/AccessKey
at com.arcot.crypto.impl.DBUtilSoftwareCrypter.<init>(


Release: ARCWFT05900-8-Arcot-WebFort-for Windows


Copy Database Access Files to Application Server
UDS and Administration Console use the following files to access the CA Strong Authentication database securely: 
arcot-crypto-util.jar available at: 
<install_location>\Arcot Systems\java\lib\ 
ArcotAccessKeyProvider.dll available at: 
<install_location>\Arcot Systems\native\win\<32bit-or-64bit>\ 
Copy these files to the appropriate location on the application server where you have deployed the CA Risk Authentication components. The following subsections provide information about copying these files for: 
Apache Tomcat 
Follow these steps: 
1. Copy arcot-crypto-util.jar to <Tomcat_JAVA_HOME>\jre\lib\ext\. 
Note : <Tomcat_JAVA_HOME> Specifies the JAVA_HOME used by your Apache Tomcat instance. 
2. Copy ArcotAccessKeyProvider.dll to <Tomcat_JAVA_HOME>\jre\bin\. 
3. Restart the application server.

Additional Information

For any other Application server please refer section “Copy Database Access Files to Application Server” of the Strong authentication Installation guide.