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BIX via command line bouncy castle exception



While running a Business Intelligence Exchange (BIX)  extract rule from command line a ClassCastException is being thrown and the extract fails.

Error Messages

java.lang.InternalError: cannot create instance of org.bouncycastle.jcajce.provider.symmetric.IDEA$Mappings : java.lang.ClassCastException: org.bouncycastle.jcajce.provider.symmetric.IDEA$Mappings incompatible with org.bouncycastle.jcajce.provider.util.AlgorithmProvider

Steps to Reproduce

Run BIX Extract through command line.

Root Cause

A defect or configuration issue in the operating environment is causing the issue.

Unnecessary jar files are in the lib directory / classpath for use with the BIX command line extract process. In this case, the jar file causing the issue is bcprov-jdk15on-1.52.jar.


Make the following change to the operating environment:

Remove unnecessary jar files from the lib directory or classpath. For Pega 7.1.7, the only jar files needed, other than the appropriate jdbc drivers, are as follows:
  • jsr94-1.0.jar
  • prbootstrap.jar
  • prbootstrap-api.jar
  • prdbcp.jar


Published September 15, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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