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setgid : unable to set group id to Group in Oracle HTTP Server

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While working on Oracle HTTP Server, one of the errors I encountered following while starting the instance immediately after installation.

"[alert] (22) Invalid argument : setgid : unable to set group id to Group 4294967295"

Are you in the same situation as I was?

It sounds funny, but Group directive in httpd.conf is commented by default. I don’t know why.

To fix this, all you have to do is configure Group directive in httpd.conf file of your Oracle HTTP Server instance.

  • Search for Group in httpd.conf
  • Uncomment Group and specify group name of User which will operate OHS

Ex:

User oracle Group oinstall

Start OHS now, you shouldn’t see those error anymore.

Did it help?

If not already, you may want to start learning about Nginx web server as well.

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