"Cleanup packages on host" task fails with 'null' as output.

In /var/log/pa/core.log on the Management Node, the following error message can be found:

Feb 20 11:37:10.633 : DBG [task:37839209:5218 Thread-31950-(ActiveMQ-client-global-threads):156823 pau]: c.p.p.tracer exit by exception: correlationId task:37839209:5218 java.lang.NullPointerException: null
        at deployment.core-ear.ear.idp-ejb.jar//
        at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
        at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
        at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
        at java.base/java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(

IDP service is enabled in Provider Control Panel > Services > IDP.

Same situation can appear on host registration.


Such unexpected behaviour is caused by software bug #OA-9981.


A fix is planned in future software updates. To workaround the issue, temporary disable IDP in Provider Control Panel > Services > IDP to process the affected tasks.