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I am publishing a component to Fredhopper using the Add to SmartTarget TBB. I am getting the following error in CD_Core log :

2015-11-02 16:04:12,325 DEBUG AbstractFredhopperDeployer - Calling http://localhost:8180/fredhopper/config/smarttarget/runjob?job=STJob.kjb&instance=FredhopperIndexer&universe=catalog01to start kettle job

2015-11-02 16:04:12,345 ERROR AbstractFredhopperDeployer - Unable to start kettle job in Fredhopper ; Please check configuration and Fredhopper Installation java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Username may not be null at org.apache.commons.httpclient.UsernamePasswordCredentials.(UsernamePasswordCredentials.java:90) ~[commons-httpclient.jar:na] at com.tridion.smarttarget.deployer.fredhopper.AbstractFredhopperDeployer.triggerKettleJob(AbstractFredhopperDeployer.java:35) ~[smarttarget_core.jar:na] at com.tridion.smarttarget.deployer.fredhopper.FileSystemDeployer.deploy(FileSystemDeployer.java:13) [smarttarget_core.jar:na] at com.tridion.smarttarget.utils.SmartTargetXMLUtils.persistFredhopperXML(SmartTargetXMLUtils.java:194) [smarttarget_core.jar:na] at com.tridion.smarttarget.deployer.FredhopperOutputBuilder.persistFredhopperXML(FredhopperOutputBuilder.java:119) [smarttarget_core.jar:na] at com.tridion.smarttarget.deployer.FredhopperDeployerModule.process(FredhopperDeployerModule.java:76) [smarttarget_core.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.Processor.process(Processor.java:109) [cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.workers.ProcessorWorker.doWork(ProcessorWorker.java:77) [cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.phases.CommitPhase.onSuccess(CommitPhase.java:116) [cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.phases.DeployPipelineExecutor.runSafeEvent(DeployPipelineExecutor.java:240) [cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.phases.DeployPipelineExecutor.doExecute(DeployPipelineExecutor.java:101) [cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.phases.DeployPipelineExecutor.execute(DeployPipelineExecutor.java:64) [cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.TransactionManager.handleDeployPackage(TransactionManager.java:82) [cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.queue.QueueLocationHandler$1.run(QueueLocationHandler.java:180) [cd_deployer.jar:na] at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Unknown Source) [na:1.7.0_71] at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(Unknown Source) [na:1.7.0_71] at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source) [na:1.7.0_71] at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source) [na:1.7.0_71] at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) [na:1.7.0_71] 2015-11-02 16:04:12,347 WARN CommitPhase - Failure during the post-transaction and the transaction will NOT be rolled-back 2015-11-02 16:04:12,349 ERROR DeployPipelineExecutor - Unable to execute onSuccess event in phase: Deployment Commit Phase for transaction: tcm:0-8514-66560 2015-11-02 16:04:12,351 ERROR DeployPipelineExecutor - Original stacktrace for transaction: tcm:0-8514-66560 com.tridion.deployer.ProcessingException: Unable to start kettle job in Fredhopper. Please check configuration and Fredhopper Installation at com.tridion.smarttarget.deployer.fredhopper.AbstractFredhopperDeployer.triggerKettleJob(AbstractFredhopperDeployer.java:58) ~[smarttarget_core.jar:na] at com.tridion.smarttarget.deployer.fredhopper.FileSystemDeployer.deploy(FileSystemDeployer.java:13) ~[smarttarget_core.jar:na] at com.tridion.smarttarget.utils.SmartTargetXMLUtils.persistFredhopperXML(SmartTargetXMLUtils.java:194) ~[smarttarget_core.jar:na] at com.tridion.smarttarget.deployer.FredhopperOutputBuilder.persistFredhopperXML(FredhopperOutputBuilder.java:119) ~[smarttarget_core.jar:na] at com.tridion.smarttarget.deployer.FredhopperDeployerModule.process(FredhopperDeployerModule.java:76) ~[smarttarget_core.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.Processor.process(Processor.java:109) ~[cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.workers.ProcessorWorker.doWork(ProcessorWorker.java:77) ~[cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.phases.CommitPhase.onSuccess(CommitPhase.java:116) ~[cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.phases.DeployPipelineExecutor.runSafeEvent(DeployPipelineExecutor.java:240) [cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.phases.DeployPipelineExecutor.doExecute(DeployPipelineExecutor.java:101) [cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.phases.DeployPipelineExecutor.execute(DeployPipelineExecutor.java:64) [cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.TransactionManager.handleDeployPackage(TransactionManager.java:82) [cd_deployer.jar:na] at com.tridion.deployer.queue.QueueLocationHandler$1.run(QueueLocationHandler.java:180) [cd_deployer.jar:na] at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Unknown Source) [na:1.7.0_71] at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(Unknown Source) [na:1.7.0_71] at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source) [na:1.7.0_71] at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source) [na:1.7.0_71] at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) [na:1.7.0_71] Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Username may not be null at org.apache.commons.httpclient.UsernamePasswordCredentials.(UsernamePasswordCredentials.java:90) ~[commons-httpclient.jar:na] at com.tridion.smarttarget.deployer.fredhopper.AbstractFredhopperDeployer.triggerKettleJob(AbstractFredhopperDeployer.java:35) ~[smarttarget_core.jar:na] ... 17 common frames omitted

I am getting the component xml in the \data\fas-xml-incremental\catalog01 folder. Am I missing any configuration in fredhopper?

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I am agree with Peter Answer for this issue. In SmartTarget configuration file it is required to configure IndexServer with credential required to authenticate. To avoid any confusion I am placing configuration snippets below:

<IndexServer>
    <!-- On premise Url -->
    <Url>http://localhost:8180/</Url>
   <Authentication>
        <!--Note that the username/password for the Deployment Webservice and Index Server are combined here -->
        <!--If you're on premise and have authentication enabled on the index server they need to be the same as for the Deployment Webservice -->
        <Username>admin</Username>
       <Password>encrypted:56StnjmsTNnHdITMkL4KYw==</Password>
    </Authentication>
    ...
</IndexServer>

You can put password as a plain text also. I hope configuring your smarttarget in this way will fix your issue..

  • Working after putting the credential in the config file. – Manas.p Nov 4 '15 at 5:49
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Quoting from the error message:

Please check configuration and Fredhopper Installation

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Username may not be null

So you need to add the right credentials to the SmartTarget configuration file, in the Fredhopper\IndexServer\Authentication section.

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