Friday, January 29, 2021

OHS 12c for EPM 11.2.x - StoreUserConfig

Because I know I'll be asked this again many times, here's a reminder on how to avoid being prompted for the WebLogic password when starting Oracle HTTP Server ("OHS") for Oracle EPM / Hyperion 11.2.x.  This applies in EPM through and likely beyond.

One time only, open a command prompt, CD to your EPM Oracle Instance ("epmsystem1" by default), and then navigate to the folder where startcomponent.cmd / resides.  This is pictured below for my testing sandbox.


startcomponent.[cmd|sh] ohs_component StoreUserConfig

This will ask for the WebLogic password (the same password you setup for the WebLogic admin user "epm_admin"), but now it will be saved behind the scenes so you'll never be asked again under the user account you're logged in as.  The "StoreUserConfig" option at the end of the command is what does this for you.

Notice the command tells you the filename where the password was stored.  If you have multiple people managing the system, copy that \.wlst\nm-key-ohs.props file from your home directory structure to theirs.

Having accomplished this, you may now add the startcomponent ohs_component command to your custom start-up script (you do have one, right?) to include OHS in your EPM start-up sequence.


  1. Someone has also created a way to create a service that was built using go. You generate the exe, edit the json file that accompanies it, then drop the ohs.exe and json file someplace, preferably in the same directory with the startComponent, etc. Run a quick command and voila! Works great! I'll post more info, including giving credit to the creator, most importantly!

    1. Great stuff, Larry! Thanks for your contribution!

    2. If this was the one referenced (, it's for non commercial use only if you look at the code. Kinda makes it less usable. Looked at it last year. Came up with other solution ^^

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