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IAC web node does not read maystart.xml



Users are unable to connect through IAC. 
When changing IAC web node type from 'webtesting' to 'web', web node cannot find the activities in maystart.xml.

Error Messages

2014-11-20 16:40:09,296 GMT*7*SECU0003*0*0*06dfa42e3037f5b67ad3e17626b4f9c7*NA*NA*W09F4A31E8E84FDB7318EC14521D4FB13*user*MyCo-Business-Work*App:01.01.01*b408c04822a0d581e8fd53957f2a21ec*N*2*18*WebContainer : 0*App/$STANDARD*com.pega.pegarules.session.internal.mgmt.base.ThreadRunner*server1|*[email protected]*Rule-Obj-Activity:pzLoadAuthenticationPolicies*DATA-ADMIN-OPERATOR-ID UPDATEOPERATORID #20131010T173711.855 GMT Step: 1 Circum: 0*NA*NA*NA*NA*NA*NA*NA*NA*Activity '@baseclass.doUIAction' was not allowed to run in WEB node because <it is not in the allowed activities list/it’s pyInputMayStart property is not set/it requires authentication>*

Steps to Reproduce

1. Add <env name="initialization/activities" value="maystart.xml"/> in prconfig.xml
2. Change <env name="initialization/nodetype" value="web"/>
3. Restart server

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is defect or misconfiguration in the PRPC operating environment. PRPC does not look in the maystart.xml for the activities.


Local change is to add the maystart activity details to the prconfig.xml file. Below is an example.
  1. Stop the system
  2. After updating the prconfig.xml file (as per below), the PRGenJava and PRGenClasses directories in PegaTemp should be deleted to ensure that all the activities are regenerated with the correct flag of “Allowed to run in web mode”.
  3. Restart the system
  4. Test to see if the web note is working as expected.

(Example content only):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!-- This is a minimum format prconfig.xml file. Only the settings which are required to access settings in the database are included.
All other settings which were formerly located only in this file are now Data-Admin-System-Settings. -->

<env name="initialization/settingsource" value="merged" />
<env name="database/databases/PegaRULES/dataSource" value="java:comp/env/jdbc/PegaRULES"/>
<env name="database/databases/PegaDATA/dataSource" value="java:comp/env/jdbc/PegaRULES"/>
<env name="/Authentication/RedirectGuests" value="false"/>
<env name="initialization/nodetype" value="web"/>

<!—Activtiy list allowed in web mode-->


Published January 31, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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