NamingException Error on WebSphere 6.x

This article is a legacy article. It applies to previous versions of the Liferay product. While the article is no longer maintained, the information may still be applicable.

When Liferay Portal is running on a Websphere Application Server 6, a NamingException error is thrown.


0000001b Helpers W NMSV0610I: A NamingException is being thrown from a javax.naming.Context implementation. Details follow: Context implementation: Context method: bind Context name: ddgdsa36Cell01/clusters/L_RAY_CLUSTER Target name: java_liferay:jdbc/LiferayPool Other data: Object to bind: Exception stack trace: javax.naming.NamingException: returned null in violation of the JNDI API at at at at at at javax.naming.InitialContext.bind(


This is actually an issue with WebSphere.

  1. Navigate to WAS_HOME/profiles/<profile-name>/properties
  2. Open the sas.clients.props file
  3. Change the from false to true