Apache Directory – not contain the JNI_CreateJavaVM

“not contain the JNI_CreateJavaVM” – The JNI_CreateJavaVM symbol is a function symbol that is used in the Java Native Interface (JNI) to create a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) instance. If a system does not contain the JNI_CreateJavaVM symbol, it means that the JNI library cannot be loaded properly and that the JVM cannot be created on that system.

“The JVM shared library “/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachine/jdk1.8.0_20.jdk/Contents/Home/bin/…/jre/lib/server/libjvm.dylib” does not contain the JNI_CreateJavaVM symbol”

Lucky I got the answer.

rambling – This error annoys me for few days cause I cant get my Apache Directory Studio working. Im using Apache Directory studio a lot to do ldap id, user checks and validating others attributes are correct.

So when I have moved to M2 laptop this application is the only application does not happy with its new home. I have been figured and luckily my teammate has his Apache Directory Studio working. I asked his JVM setup and Im applying the same setup like his and its working.

So here how you can fix yours.

You need to list down your Java libraries installed in your macbook using /usr/libexec/java_home -V command and start to move it somewhere safe. For me I made a directory and move into it. Look below. Reason being so that you can isolate the and only use OpenJDK 12.0.1.

 ➜  ~ sudo mv /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/temurin-16.jdk ~/Documents/oldjava

Once done, you need to download 12.0.1 (x86_64) “Oracle Corporation” – “OpenJDK 12.0.1” file or your can browse to https://jdk.java.net/archive/ and select it manually to download.

Move Existing JDK Libraries to Somewhere Safe

Then, extract it and move extracted directory to /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/ , and the result after you run java_home -V should be like this;

➜  ~ /usr/libexec/java_home -V
Matching Java Virtual Machines (1):
    12.0.1 (x86_64) "Oracle Corporation" - "OpenJDK 12.0.1" /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-12.0.1.jdk/Contents/Home
➜  ~

Allow OpenJDK in System Preferences (Privacy & Security)

However you must ensure that you allowed OpenJDK in your System Preferences when you got any pop-up saying that Mac doesn’t trust the publisher.

Edit Info.plist for Apache Directory

Lastly, get into the Info.plist file by right-click Application -> Show Package Content -> Contents ->

Then, add in below string in your Info.plist file like so;


From here you should be able to use your Apache Directory Studio.

Good luck.

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