Friday, 14 December 2012



forgot web-sphere admin console password

---->  When you enable the security on WebSphere Application Server [WAS], it will prompt you for authentication when you access admin console, stop server and wsadmin prompt.

----> All the security related settings are stored in config file under Profile_root/config/cells/cell_name.  File name is security.xml. The workaround when the administrator forgot the password is to change the security settings by manually modifying the security.xml file

STEP  1 : Locate the security.xml file and take a backup of it

STEP 2 : open security.xml file for editing and search for enabled=”true”

STEP 3 : modify it to enabled=”false” [you need to do this only for the very first occurrence of enabled=”true” ]

STEP 4 : Restart the servers

Application already exists in the configuration repository

  • Deploying an application and it already exists
  • Re-Deploying an application whose deployment failed before for some reason
  • undeployment failed but there is no reference of the application in admin console
For example, you are deploying a large application using wsadmin and got a soap timeout or out of memory before application is saved. Then you change the timeout/heap and try to deploy your applciation… in this case above error can come.

  • Stop the target JVM
  • Delete all the contents of temp and wstempfolder.
  • Go to WAS_INSTALL_DIR\profiles\<profileName>\config\cells\<cellName>\nodes\<nodeName>\
  • Edit the file serverindex.xml for an entry for our application within the tag<deployedApplications>xxx.ear</deployedApplications> (delete this line)
  • Do a search for your ear file in the file system and delete all the occurrences of the XXX.earfolder
  • Restart WAS
  • deploy the application


vijaya lakshmi said...

Your blog is Awesome, Please post still some more real time issues


thanks for good info

Tirupathi K Yada said...

Hi friends!
I have small doubt on WAS.

We have 3 same jvms is created in dev/test/pre-prod.So 3 -jvm's having file system space issue is 99%.But we need to the clear space in one environment and how to delete automatically from remaining environments?Do you have any idea about this situvation in the was?

Tirupathi K Yada said...

Hi Friends,

We got 100 request from browser to web server and then pass request to plugin-cg.xml.But how do we know how many requests are coming to the web container?Do you have any idea about this? Do not use any tool as well..

Tirupathi K Yada said...

Hi Friends,

We have 3 -request is going to node-1 and node-2,node-3.The node -1 & node-3 are in idle position.But only one request is reaching only node-2 .Why other request is not reaching to node-1,node-3 ?
Please specify the reasons :-)

Tirupathi K Yada said...

Hi Friends,

I saw one error in the logs.Here you can see the below error and please see and reply back to me.

Error: Plugin is already generated by anther one .

So may i know the reason please why it is getting above error?

Kumar Vijay said...

Nice Information and it's very useful to everyone.


sudhakar jahn said...

Hello tirupathi k Yadav follow the steps to to free memory....
1)Login to tsrget servers
2)Check systemout.log
3) Identify which is the main reason to occupy 99% of memory usage.
4)u can delete temp file under particular targeted systems
5)stop the servers,,synchronize the node and start the servers.
Correct me if anything written wrongly..

Mohammed Rafeeq Khan said...

Asak bhai,

Please post still some more real time issues..

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Your post helps me to handle my forgoten web-sphere admin console password situation,Thank You.
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