Unable to complete Crowd setup wizard due to invalid server base URL

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Platform Notice: Server and Data Center Only - This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.


The Crowd Setup Wizard is stuck on the screen configuring a Default Administrator.

The Crowd logs register the following error:

java.net.UnknownHostException: myserver: myserver
	at java.net.InetAddress.getLocalHost(InetAddress.java:1425)
	at com.atlassian.crowd.console.action.setup.DefaultAdministrator.addCrowdApplication(DefaultAdministrator.java:218)
	at com.atlassian.crowd.console.action.setup.DefaultAdministrator.doUpdate(DefaultAdministrator.java:108)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:616)


The Base URL specified in the steps before is unresolvable and therefore, it is unable to add an Administrator account.


  1. Shutdown Crowd
  2. Remove the CROWD_HOME folder (not the CROWD Installation folder)
  3. Start Crowd again
  4. When you arrive at the step specifying a Base URL, input, ensure you use http://localhost:8095/crowd

The Base URL configured here is what the Crowd Console will use to communicate to the Crowd Server. Since they are usually on the same server, using localhost generally works.




























Last modified on Nov 20, 2015

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