Then ORDS need the bdb path to write the lock files for the OATH, does your tomcat start user has the permission to write this path?
Thank you, Greg Huang!
I used "chown -R" to recursively change ownership in the config_storage_directory that I specified when configuring ords with "java -jar ords.war". Apparently this ownership must be assigned to the tomcat-user that was designated when tomcat was installed. I saw an earlier post that mentioned file-permission, but I had no idea that tomcat needed to write to the config_storage_ directory.
Now everything works!