Thursday, January 2, 2014

Oracle Webcenter Content Error: Runtime error: access denied ("java.util.PropertyPermission" "user.timezone"."write").

I was working on a Oracle Webcenter Contetnt (Oracle UCM) version. After the UCM is installed and configured successfully I open the the UCM console (http://x.x.x.x:16200/cs) in the browser.
While opening the admin applet page the browser prompt me to update the java plugin to version java 1.7.0_45. After upgrading I was not able to open the admin applets and getting the following error :

Unable to start application UserAdmin. Failed to initialize. Runtime error: access denied ("java.util.PropertyPermission" "user.timezone"."write").


you can try the following workaround for this issue:
  1. Navigate to the <JRE_install_location>/lib/security folder For example: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\lib\security
  2. Open the java.policy file for editing
  3. In the list of permissions, add the following line: permission java.util.PropertyPermission "user.timezone", "write";
  4. Save and exit the file
  5. Restart the windows.
  6. Verify that you're now able to open the Admin applets.
For Oracle Webcenter Content and, there are patches that you can get it from oracle support. For Oracle Webcenter Content this issue is already resolved.


  1. Excellent!! thanks for share, this remedy has resolved my problem!!

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  3. Thanks!!! This really saved my hours of efforts.

  4. Thank you tons. You pulled me from a pretty uncomfortable fire.