Can connect the jndi connection protocol after upgrade from LC ES4 to AEM Forms 6.5



Hi Everyone,


We encounter a problem after we upgrade the Livecycle ES4 to AEM Forms 6.5.


Here is the question, in the LC ES4 (Weblogic) we had developed a program and using the EJB Endpoint connection protocol to invoke the output service.

Similar as below:

Properties ConnectionProps = new Properties();  ConnectionProps.setProperty(ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_DEFAULT_EJB_ENDPOINT, "t3://<hostname>:7001");  ConnectionProps.setProperty(ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_TRANSPORT_PROTOCOL,ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_EJB_PROTOCOL);  ConnectionProps.setProperty(ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_SERVER_TYPE, "WebLogic");  ConnectionProps.setProperty(ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_CREDENTIAL_USERNAME, "administrator");  ConnectionProps.setProperty(ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_CREDENTIAL_PASSWORD, "password");


Then, we upgrade to the AEM forms 6.5 (Jboss EAP 7.1.4) and trying to use the EJB Endpoint connection protocol to invoke the output service as below:

Properties ConnectionProps = new Properties();
 ConnectionProps.setProperty(ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_DEFAULT_EJB_ENDPOINT, "remote://<hostname>:4447");
 ConnectionProps.setProperty(ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_SERVER_TYPE, "JBoss");
 ConnectionProps.setProperty(ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_CREDENTIAL_USERNAME, "administrator");
 ConnectionProps.setProperty(ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_CREDENTIAL_PASSWORD, "password");


However, the error occurred.

com.adobe.livecycle.output.exception.OutputException: ALC-DSC-031-000: Remo to EJBObject lookup failed for ejb/Invocation provider
at com.adobe.livecycle.output.client.OutputClient.generatePDFOutput(
at CreatePdf.CreatePDFFFromRepository.nain(
Caused by: ALC-DSC-031-000: Remote EJBObject lookup failed for ejb/Invocation provider
at com.adobe.idp.dsc.provider.impl.ejb.EjbMessageDispatcher.initialise( at com.adobe.idp.dsc.provider.impl.ejb.EjbMessageDispatcher.doSend(
at com.adobe.idp.dsc.provider.Impl.base.AbstractMessageDispatcher.send( at com.adobe.idp.dsc.clientsdk.ServiceClient.invoke(
at com.adobe.livecycle.output.client.OutputClient.invokeRequest(
at com.adobe.livecycle.output.client.OutputClient.generatePDFOutput(
... 1 more
Caused by: javax.naming.CommunicationException: Could not obtain connection to any of these urls: http://<hostname> :4447 and discovery failed with error: javax.naming.CommunicationException: Receive timed out [Root exception is java.n et.SocketTimeoutException: Receive timed out] [Root exception is javax.naming.CommunicationException: Failed to conne ct to server http:1099 [Root exception is javax.naming.ServiceUnavailableException: Failed to connect to server http: 1099 [Root exception is http: Name or service not known]]]
at org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContext.checkRef(
at org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContext.lookup(
at org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContext.lookup(
at javax.naming.InitialContext.lookup(
at com.adobe.idp.dsc.provider.Impl.ejb.EjbMessageDispatcher.initialise( ... 6 more
Caused by: javax.naming.CommunicationException: Failed to connect to server http:1099 [Root exception is javax.naming .ServiceUnavailableException: Failed to connect to server http:1099 [Root exception is http: Name or service not known]]
at org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContext.getServer(
at org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContext.checkRef(
... 10 more
Caused by: javax.naming.ServiceUnavailableException: Failed to connect to server http:1099 [Root exception is t.UnknownHostException: http: Name or service not known]
at org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContext.getServer(
... 11 more
Caused by: http: Name or service not known
at Method)
at org.jnp.interfaces.TimedSocketFactory.createSocket(
at org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContext.getServer(


We ensure the 4447 port is listening and able to telnet to the port. But we do not know why the error still happen and searching for the 1099 port.


Can some body please provide solution for it? Any responses are appreciated. Thank you.

AEM 6.5 ejb jndi LiveCycle

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In LiveCycle ES4 your DSC_DEFAULT_EJB_ENDPOINT used to be "jnp://<servername>:1099" 1099 was the default port if you did not change it. That was JBoss 6.


In AEM Forms 6.x, from the moment when JBoss 7 was introduced, the remoting port changed to default 4447 but also the JNP protocol is not used any more.
If you upgraded your LC to AEM Forms 6.5 JEE but your external app still uses the old LiveCycle client jars then it will not be able to connect. The old jars use the wrong connection method.


You should recompile your Java application with the versions of the adobe jars that come in the SDK folder of AEM Forms JEE. This might also mean that you have to switch to a newer Java version, depending on how old the current Java program is and with which JDK it had been compiled. Currently you must use JDK 1.8.


And @workflowuser: it is correct that customers should consider the OSGi only version for new projects. But OSGi is not a solution for this problem and usually also not a replacement for the JEE functionalities. Moving a JEE application to OSGi is usually a major re-development on many levels (trust me, I have been doing it for some time now 🙂 ).




Hi @workflowuser, I do read this document for update the protocol. But it cannot invoke the service and cause error.
And the document is still suggest to use 1099 port which? I try to do the research online and it claims the 1099 port is replaced by 4447. Can anyone let me know is it correct? Thank you.

If they are calling via service client factory then they should use following code to instantiate serviceclientfactory for remote EJB invocation: Properties connectionProps = new Properties(); connectionProps.setProperty("DSC_DEFAULT_EJB_ENDPOINT", "remote://formsserver:4447 "); connectionProps.setProperty("DSC_TRANSPORT_PROTOCOL", ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_EJB_PROTOCOL); connectionProps.setProperty("DSC_SERVER_TYPE", ServiceClientFactoryProperties.DSC_JBOSS_SERVER_TYPE); connectionProps.setProperty("DSC_CREDENTIAL_USERNAME", "administrator"); connectionProps.setProperty("DSC_CREDENTIAL_PASSWORD", "password"); ServiceClientFactory myFactory = ServiceClientFactory.createInstance(connectionProps);

Or they can use SOAP endpoint which does not require any change.

For remote EJB invocation from a client (this is completely JBoss code and no relation with Forms):

Properties props = new Properties();

props.setProperty("java.naming.factory.initial", "org.jboss.naming.remote.client.InitialContextFactory"); props.setProperty("java.naming.provider.url","remote://formsserver:4447" );

props.setProperty(javax.naming.Context.URL_PKG_PREFIXES, "org.jboss.ejb.client.naming");

javax.naming.Context context = new InitialContext(props); context.lookup("...");

Hi @workflowuser, I tried you approach with EJB invocation. And the result is the same as the above error message.

Looks like you are using older JBoss client libraries. Can use consider moving to SOAP protocol? That would be a lot easier and does not require any application server-specific client libraries.

As they developed a java program for and working fine before. They are not willing to use SOAP. Also, what you mean is the problem will be solved if updated the .jar files?
you can try updating the jar files. Also i recommend you to consider using AEM Forms OSGi