Startup Fails with 'NoSuchBeanDefinitionException' Errors

Symptoms

Confluence 3.5 or 4.0 fails to start up. The following appears in the atlassian-confluence.log:

Caused by: org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'userManager' defined in class path resource [atlassianUserContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'crowdService' while setting constructor argument with index 1; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.NoSuchBeanDefinitionException: No bean named 'crowdService' is defined
Caused by: org.springframework.beans.factory.NoSuchBeanDefinitionException: No bean named 'crowdService' is defined
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultListableBeanFactory.getBeanDefinition(DefaultListableBeanFactory.java:360)

Another example:

2011-09-19 14:31:27,089 INFO [main] [com.atlassian.confluence.lifecycle] contextDestroyed Stopping Confluence
2011-09-19 14:42:49,240 INFO [main] [com.atlassian.confluence.lifecycle] contextInitialized Starting Confluence 4.0 (build #3047)
2011-09-19 14:42:51,617 INFO [main] [springframework.web.context.ContextLoader] initWebApplicationContext Root WebApplicationContext: initialization started
2011-09-19 14:42:54,168 INFO [main] [com.atlassian.confluence.lifecycle] <init> Loading EhCache cache manager
2011-09-19 14:42:54,389 ERROR [main] [springframework.web.context.ContextLoader] initWebApplicationContext Context initialization failed
org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'pluginManager' defined in class path resource [services/pluginServiceContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'pluginStateStore' while setting constructor argument; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'pluginStateStore' defined in class path resource [services/pluginServiceContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'bandanaManager' while setting bean property 'bandanaManager'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'bandanaManager' defined in class path resource [services/bandanaServiceContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'bandanaPersister' while setting constructor argument; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'bandanaPersister' defined in class path resource [services/bandanaServiceContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'dbBandanaPersister' while setting bean property 'persister'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'dbBandanaPersister' defined in class path resource [services/bandanaServiceContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'transactionManager' while setting bean property 'transactionManager'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'transactionManager' defined in class path resource [databaseSubsystemContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'sessionFactory' while setting bean property 'sessionFactory'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'sessionFactory' defined in class path resource [productionDatabaseContext.xml]: Cannot create inner bean 'xhtmlCleaningInterceptor' of type [com.atlassian.confluence.content.render.xhtml.storage.XhtmlCleaningInterceptor] while setting bean property 'entityInterceptor'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'xhtmlCleaningInterceptor' defined in class path resource [productionDatabaseContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'storageFormatCleaner' while setting constructor argument; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.NoSuchBeanDefinitionException: No bean named 'storageFormatCleaner' is defined
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.BeanDefinitionValueResolver.resolveReference(BeanDefinitionValueResolver.java:275)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.BeanDefinitionValueResolver.resolveValueIfNecessary(BeanDefinitionValueResolver.java:104)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.ConstructorResolver.resolveConstructorArguments(ConstructorResolver.java:479)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.ConstructorResolver.autowireConstructor(ConstructorResolver.java:162)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.autowireConstructor(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:925)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.createBeanInstance(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:835)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.doCreateBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:440)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory$1.run(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:409)
 at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.createBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:380)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory$1.getObject(AbstractBeanFactory.java:264)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.getSingleton(DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.java:222)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.doGetBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:261)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:185)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:164)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultListableBeanFactory.getBeansOfType(DefaultListableBeanFactory.java:308)
 at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.getBeansOfType(AbstractApplicationContext.java:947)
 at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.registerListeners(AbstractApplicationContext.java:701)
 at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:377)
 at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.createWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:255)
 at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.initWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:199)
 at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener.contextInitialized(ContextLoaderListener.java:45)
 at com.atlassian.spring.container.ContainerContextLoaderListener.contextInitialized(ContainerContextLoaderListener.java:32)
 at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.listenerStart(StandardContext.java:3972)
 at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.start(StandardContext.java:4467)
 at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:791)
 at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:771)
 at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:546)
 at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDescriptor(HostConfig.java:637)
 at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDescriptors(HostConfig.java:563)
 at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployApps(HostConfig.java:498)
 at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.start(HostConfig.java:1277)
 at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.lifecycleEvent(HostConfig.java:321)
 at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:119)
 at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1053)
 at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.start(StandardHost.java:785)
 at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.start(ContainerBase.java:1045)
 at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.start(StandardEngine.java:443)
 at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.start(StandardService.java:519)
 at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.start(StandardServer.java:710)
 at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(Catalina.java:581)
 at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
 at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
 at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
 at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
 at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(Bootstrap.java:289)
 at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:414)
Caused by: org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'pluginStateStore' defined in class path resource [services/pluginServiceContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'bandanaManager' while setting bean property 'bandanaManager'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'bandanaManager' defined in class path resource [services/bandanaServiceContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'bandanaPersister' while setting constructor argument; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'bandanaPersister' defined in class path resource [services/bandanaServiceContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'dbBandanaPersister' while setting bean property 'persister'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'dbBandanaPersister' defined in class path resource [services/bandanaServiceContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'transactionManager' while setting bean property 'transactionManager'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'transactionManager' defined in class path resource [databaseSubsystemContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'sessionFactory' while setting bean property 'sessionFactory'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'sessionFactory' defined in class path resource [productionDatabaseContext.xml]: Cannot create inner bean 'xhtmlCleaningInterceptor' of type [com.atlassian.confluence.content.render.xhtml.storage.XhtmlCleaningInterceptor] while setting bean property 'entityInterceptor'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'xhtmlCleaningInterceptor' defined in class path resource [productionDatabaseContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'storageFormatCleaner' while setting constructor argument; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.NoSuchBeanDefinitionException: No bean named 'storageFormatCleaner' is defined
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.BeanDefinitionValueResolver.resolveReference(BeanDefinitionValueResolver.java:275)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.BeanDefinitionValueResolver.resolveValueIfNecessary(BeanDefinitionValueResolver.java:104)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.applyPropertyValues(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1245)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.populateBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:1010)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.doCreateBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:472)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory$1.run(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:409)
 at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.createBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:380)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory$1.getObject(AbstractBeanFactory.java:264)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.getSingleton(DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.java:222)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.doGetBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:261)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:185)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:164)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.BeanDefinitionValueResolver.resolveReference(BeanDefinitionValueResolver.java:269)
 ... 46 more
Caused by: org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'bandanaManager' defined in class path resource [services/bandanaServiceContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'bandanaPersister' while setting constructor argument; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'bandanaPersister' defined in class path resource [services/bandanaServiceContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'dbBandanaPersister' while setting bean property 'persister'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'dbBandanaPersister' defined in class path resource [services/bandanaServiceContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'transactionManager' while setting bean property 'transactionManager'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'transactionManager' defined in class path resource [databaseSubsystemContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'sessionFactory' while setting bean property 'sessionFactory'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'sessionFactory' defined in class path resource [productionDatabaseContext.xml]: Cannot create inner bean 'xhtmlCleaningInterceptor' of type [com.atlassian.confluence.content.render.xhtml.storage.XhtmlCleaningInterceptor] while setting bean property 'entityInterceptor'; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'xhtmlCleaningInterceptor' defined in class path resource [productionDatabaseContext.xml]: Cannot resolve reference to bean 'storageFormatCleaner' while setting constructor argument; nested exception is org.springframework.beans.factory.NoSuchBeanDefinitionException: No bean named 'storageFormatCleaner' is defined
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.BeanDefinitionValueResolver.resolveReference(BeanDefinitionValueResolver.java:275)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.BeanDefinitionValueResolver.resolveValueIfNecessary(BeanDefinitionValueResolver.java:104)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.ConstructorResolver.resolveConstructorArguments(ConstructorResolver.java:495)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.ConstructorResolver.autowireConstructor(ConstructorResolver.java:162)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.autowireConstructor(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:925)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.createBeanInstance(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:835)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.doCreateBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:440)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory$1.run(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:409)
 at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.createBean(AbstractAutowireCapableBeanFactory.java:380)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory$1.getObject(AbstractBeanFactory.java:264)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.getSingleton(DefaultSingletonBeanRegistry.java:222)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.doGetBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:261)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:185)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean(AbstractBeanFactory.java:164)
 at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.BeanDefinitionValueResolver.resolveReference(BeanDefinitionValueResolver.java:269)
 ... 59 more

Cause

The format of the web.xml file included with Confluence has changed in 3.5 or 4.0. This error most commonly occurs when copying a web.xml file from an older version of Confluence or making manual changes.

Resolution

Revert to the web.xml file included with the Confluence installation. If you have customizations, you will need to make them to the Confluence web.xml file.

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