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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: ERROR [AbstractEncryption] Unable to decrypt
Date Sun, 05 Jun 2011 17:52:43 GMT

On Jun 5, 2011, at 12:33 PM, 4lorn wrote:

> Kevan (or any helpful soul),
> I'm encountering a similar error, and would love some assistance if you're
> up for another cup of coffee.

My emailbot's coffee filter just beeped... :)

> I'm running Ubuntu Linux (Rackspace's Ubuntu kernel) on x64
> architecture with 4GB of memory and plenty of storage.
> Here are outputs of various commands verifying JAVA:
> $ echo $JAVA_HOME: /usr/bin/java
> $ echo $PATH: (includes) /usr/bin/java/bin
> $ which java: /user/bin/java
> $ java -version: java versions "1.6.0_21"
> After reading this thread, I removed a previous Geronimo directory,
> downloaded v2.2.1 from a different mirror, verified the MD5 checksum, and
> unpacked the verified tarball.
> Running
> $sudo ./ from $GERONIMO_HOME/bin fails.
> The first sign of an error in geronimo.log is:
> ERROR [AbstractEncryption] Unable to encrypt
> Cannot find any provider supporting
> AES.

This indicates a problem with your JAVA_HOME or JRE_HOME setting.

So, /usr/bin/java is a symbolic link to /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun- (which is invoked by is going to configure -Djava.ext.dirs. In your
case it should include something like '/usr/bin/java/jre/lib/ext'. If that directory doesn't
contain sunjce_provider.jar (which contains the AES provider), then you're going to see that

FYI, I setup a symbolic link and was able to start Geronimo:

$ ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun- ~/java-symbolic-link
$ JAVA_HOME=/home/kevan/java-symbolic-link/ ./ run --long

Seems to work ok for me. ps aux | grep server.jar gives me the following:

/home/kevan/java-symbolic-link//jre/bin/java -Xmx256m -XX:MaxPermSize=128m -javaagent:/home/kevan/geronimo-tomcat6-javaee5-2.2.1/bin/jpa.jar
-Dorg.apache.geronimo.home.dir=/home/kevan/geronimo-tomcat6-javaee5-2.2.1 -Djava.endorsed.dirs=/home/kevan/geronimo-tomcat6-javaee5-2.2.1/lib/endorsed:/home/kevan/java-symbolic-link//jre/lib/endorsed
-Djava.ext.dirs=/home/kevan/geronimo-tomcat6-javaee5-2.2.1/lib/ext:/home/kevan/java-symbolic-link//jre/lib/ext -jar /home/kevan/geronimo-tomcat6-javaee5-2.2.1/bin/server.jar --long

Have a look at your set up and let us know what your environment looks like.

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