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DSS value for sitespecific cipher not working



After running the steps to generate, compile and load a site specific cipher still seeing issues where the cipher class specified in the DSS is not being found.

Error Messages

2017-08-29 22:57:45,194 [ocalhost-startStop-1] [ ] [ ] [ ] ( util.crypto.PRCryptoImpl) ERROR - Unable to load cipher class for site-specific passwords: yourPackage.yourCipherClass
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: yourPackage.yourCipherClass
at com.pega.pegarules.internal.bootstrap.phase2.PRBaseLoader.findClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at com.pega.pegarules.internal.bootstrap.phase2.PRBaseLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at com.pega.pegarules.bootstrap.loader.PRAppLoader.loadClass(
at com.pega.pegarules.bootstrap.loader.PRAppLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
at java.lang.Class.forName(
at com.pega.pegarules.exec.internal.util.crypto.PRCryptoImpl.<init>(

Steps to Reproduce

Run compileandload script and then setup DSS.

Root Cause

A software use or operation error.

When the compileandload script was executed the prprivate parameter was set with a leading or without the actual java classname.

As a result the Java class was not compiled and an empty jar was imported into the database.

-prprivate "\yourPackage"


Perform the following local-change:

Update the -prprivate parameter and rerun compileandload.bat file to compile and load the cipher class.

After that the class specified by the DSS is found.

-prprivate "yourPackage\yourCipherClass"

Published December 5, 2017 - Updated October 8, 2020

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