Unable To Reset User Password On Crowd WAR Install

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Symptoms

The following exception is thrown, when resetting user password.


Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/activation/DataSource

Cause

The Crowd WAR/EAR distribution is shipped with the activation-x.x.jar file in its /WEB-INF/lib folder, however, Tomcat needs it in its own /lib folder.

Resolution

Move the activation-x.x.jar file from the Crowd /WEB-INF/lib folder to the Tomcat /lib folder (/apache-tomcat/common/lib for Tomcat 5.X.X or /apache-tomcat/lib for Tomcat 6.X.X) and restart Crowd

Severity: Low
Regular Expression: Caused by: java\.lang\.NoClassDefFoundError: javax\/activation\/DataSource
Article ID: CROWDKB213059531

Last modified on Nov 21, 2012

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