Unable to create ColdFusion DSN: access denied ("java.io.FilePermission" seed.properties)

Created:

2016-11-16 13:13:30 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-16 16:53:18 UTC

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Unable to create ColdFusion DSN: access denied ("java.io.FilePermission" seed.properties)

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 11.x for Windows
  • Plesk 12.0 for Windows

Symptoms

When trying to add ColdFusion DSN record it failed with the following error:

Error: access denied ("java.io.FilePermission" "C:\\ColdFusion9\\lib\\seed.properties" "read")

Cause

'ColdFusion Sandbox Security' is enabled, but no read access granted to seed.properties in ColdFusion.

Resolution

Grant read permissions to seed.properties file in ColdFusion Administrator

  1. Open ColdFusion Administrator
  2. Go to Security -> Resource Security > Files/Dirs

Note: ColdFusion Administrator not working properly if it opened in Internet Explorer

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