This error is different than the truncated error posted earlier. Previously there was a NullPointerException causing a problem where as now it appears that the configuration is missing a bean named passwordEncoder. You need to add your custom PasswordEncoder to your bean configuration.
Ah, you're right, sorry, I was trying to cleanse my code last night to make it safe for uploading and I grabbed the wrong stack trace.
Relevant code and configs are attached, once again (with db config cleansed for security purposes).
CustomPasswordEncoder does not handle a null salt which is causing a NPE.
Thank you for your help. I can't believe I didn't see that.
I was able to finish the prototype last night and it's working properly now.
Thanks again for your input, sometimes a second set of eyes can spot the easiest missed mistakes.