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OVD Search Gives Error "LDAP: error code 4 - Sizelimit Exceeded" (Doc ID 1301423.1)

Last updated on JUNE 04, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Directory - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Symptom 1

Gets the following error while doing a search against OVD

LDAP: error code 4 - Sizelimit Exceeded

Error doesn't occur if the search is executed as the Admin user "cn=orcladmin"




Symptom 2

With "Authenticated User Search" parameter set to high value (example: 65,000)
ldapsearch queries that should return all entries (example: 20,000) is resulting with only a small number (example: 9000) and a sizelimit exceeded error.

Example Search and full output:
ldapsearch --h <OVD HOSTNAME> -p <PORT> -D "cn=orcladmin" -w <PASSWORD> -b "ou=<OU Container>,ou=Users,dc=<COMPANY>,dc=com" -L -s sub "(objectclass=inetOrgPerson)" uid
ldap_search: Sizelimit exceeded
ldap_search: additional info: [LDAP: error code 4 - Sizelimit Exceeded]

Example error from access.log:

[2012-02-27T14:09:00.289-05:00] [octetstring] [NOTIFICATION] [OVD-20044] [com.octetstring.accesslog] [tid: xx] [ecid: <ECID>] conn=1 op=1 RESULT err=4 tag=0 nentries=9,000 etime=27,101 dbtime=0 mem=178,862,960/259,719,168

Notice the err=4



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