Translations project creation fails with “Unable to create project java.lang.NullPointerException: null”

If your translation project creation fails with the error – Unable to create project java.lang.NullPointerException: null – check if you are part of the projects-administrators group.

Description description


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Creation of a Translation Project, including all types of Translation Creation fails with the below stacktrace:

com.adobe.cq.projects.impl.servlet.ProjectServlet Unable to create project
java.lang.NullPointerException: null

    at []
    at com.adobe.cq.projects.impl.ProjectStorageProvider.setupProjectTeam( []
    at com.adobe.cq.projects.impl.ProjectStorageProvider.createProject( []
    at com.adobe.cq.projects.impl.ProjectStorageProvider.createProjectFromMasterProject( []
    at com.adobe.cq.projects.impl.ProjectManagerImpl.createProjectFromMasterProject( []
    at com.adobe.cq.projects.impl.servlet.ProjectServlet.createProject( []
    at com.adobe.cq.projects.impl.servlet.ProjectServlet.doPost( []

Resolution resolution

The OOB groups were missing from the environment: projects-users and projects-administrators.

As per documentation 1 and 2, if you are creating the project, you need to be part of the projects-administrators group.

​​​​[ 1] Creating Translation Projects Using the References Panel

[ 2] Projects Console