After installing Java 8, I faced this issue ‘schema_reference: Failed to read schema document ‘MyWebservice.xsd_1.xsd’, because ‘file’ access is not allowed due to restriction set by the accessExternalSchema property’ when i tried to create web service client for my Java EE Webservice in Netbeans. Upon investigation i found that the error is happening for all java 8 users who is working with web service clients. to fix this error, please do the following.
Please create a file named ‘
jaxp.properties‘ and paste the below content to it.
javax.xml.accessExternalSchema = all
save the file to your jdk installation directory/jre/lib folder.
that’s it. the issue will be fixed now. happy coding.
17 Replies to “Fixing ‘file’ access is not allowed due to restriction set by the accessExternalSchema property in Java 8”
Thank you very much. I had the same issue and was able to fix it following your steps.
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I had the jaxp.properties in jdk installation directory/jre/. After reading your post I moved it into the lib dir and it worked! Thanks!
Thank you So much, it fixed.
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Many Thanks!!. It helped me as well.
Works like a charm!! Thank you 🙂
it’s fix for me too.
I tried this with no luck. Still seeing same access error. Using jdk-8u131 and IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3.4 . All i’m trying to do is create a java proxy for a remote service from wsdl. I’ve tried Netbeans, NEON (EE) and IntelliJIDEA, i can’t believe how complex and convoluted this process is… none of the “wizards” seem to work as suggested/described. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I resolved this by backing off of JDK 8 and going back to 7.
Thanks, it worked !!!
I’m getting this error while doing Gradle Build. Tried this..Not working 🙁
Excelent!!! Thanks for that!!
Thanks for the precise fixing skills for the above issue which i am facing for more than 30 minutes.
Hats up to you dude
Worked for me.
Thanks fir sharing