Resolving deployment issues with Service Bus 12c – OSB-398016 – Error loading WSDL


I was completely stuck with Service Bus 12c project deployment from JDeveloper to the Service Bus run time. Every deployment met with the same fate: Conflicts found during publish – OSB-398016, Error loading the WSDL from the repository:  The WSDL is not semantically valid: Failed to read wsdl file from url due to — Unknown protocol: servicebus.

I was completely lost and frustrated – not even a simple hello_world could make it to the server.


Then, Google and Daniel Dias from Link Consulting to the rescue: He had run into the same problem – and he had a fix for it! Extremely hard to find if you ask me, but fairly easy to apply.

It turns out this is a known bug (18856204). The bug description refers to BPM and SB being installed in the same domain.

The resolution:

Open the Administration Console for the WebLogic Domain. From the Services node, select service OSGi Frameworks:


Click on the bac-svnserver-osgi-framework link. Note: if you run in production mode, you will now first have to create an edit session.

Add felix.service.urlhandlers=false in the Init Properties field for the configuration of this service. Then press the Save button.


If you run in Production Mode, you now have to commit the edit session.

Then, in order have this modification make any difference, you have to restart the WebLogic (Admin) Server.

This resolved the issue for me – a weight was lifted of my shoulders. Thanks to Daniel from Link!

Edit (28th December 2014): See for more details and a patch from Oracle this article by Jan van Zoggel:

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Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director and Oracle Developer Champion. Solution architect and developer on diverse areas including SQL, JavaScript, Kubernetes & Docker, Machine Learning, Java, SOA and microservices, events in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press book Oracle SOA Suite 12c Handbook. Frequent presenter on user groups and community events and conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle Code, CodeOne, NLJUG JFall and Oracle OpenWorld.


  1. Mudhu krishna on

    Hi Lucas,

    Do we have any locks to stall the deployments which already running on WLS 11g….??

    If yes please let me know the scenarios and circumstances…

    Mudhu Krishna

  2. in case my deployment there is no option of osgi framework
    and the weblogic server debugging log i am getting the message there is “no protocol” and then referring to some jar i dont know what to do plz suggest something

  3. It does not work. BPMComposer fail to start with this configuration. I found on the internet a workaround that explain this step must be replaced by the inactivation of OSGI framework on adminserver.
    But it does not work anymore !!

    • Juan Pablo Vadell on


      I opened a SR at Oracle and they changed note for the solution.

      12c: Error when Running both BPM and OSB in one Domain, ‘’ (Doc ID 1903573.1)

      You must take off the felix.service.urlhandlers=false from OSGI Framework start and do this at

      Change from (20 times maybe)


      Command in Linux
      sed ‘s/|||’ -i