Art of BI: OBI 11g Weblogic Lock Configuration, Activate Changes Not Working

Working with the Fusion Middleware Console of OBIEE 11g I bumped into a really annoying issue when attempting some configurations.  I logged into the Fusion Console and clicked on the “Lock & Configure” button to begin making my changes.  I made the changes and then had to leave suddenly as I was running late for a meeting.  But in my haste I did not click the “Activate Change” button to confirm my changes in the system.   When I returned my session had expired and I had to re-login to the console.  When I logged-in the Activate Changes button was not available for me to click on.  It seemed as though it had disappeared or I had done something wrong.


After some keyboard head-banging I discovered that this is a tiny glitch with WebLogic’s console interface.  The username that you enter on the login screen is actuall CASE-SENSITIVE.  That’s right, I imagine this is a bug.  But it is not case-sensitive in the way that the password is by which it must be entered accurately otherwise it prevents a login’s authentication.  It seems that the username is case-sensitive to each individual user’s session once logged in.


I was able to get the “Activate Changes” button to show up again by logging in with the username in exactly as I had done originally before I left abruptly.  So for example, for my first login I had entered, “Weblogic” into the username field.  When I returned from my meeting I had entered “weblogic” into the username field.  That is where the problem began. So to get back in and unlock the the lock that the user “Weblogic” had, I simply entered “Weblogic” at the login page (along with the password, of course) and that got me in and I was able to see the “Activate Changes” button again.

The solution is to keep all username’s in the same case at all times when logging in to Weblogic.

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Christian is an innovator in analytics and data warehousing design, best practices, and delivery. With more than fifteenyears of decision support and data warehousing with key experiences at Office Depot HQ, Sierra-Cedar, and Capgemini, he oversees the Oracle Analytics Practice which includes the technical development and delivery of Oracle BI collaboration software, data warehouse solutions, Oracle BI/EPM projects, and packaged analytics solutions at Datavail.

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