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DS52 Patch 4 & 6 - Authentication as cn=Directory Manager Failing with Err=49 During Installation, New Instance Creation or Normal Bind Activity (Doc ID 1310588.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 06, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 5.2 to 5.2 SP6 [Release 5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Symptoms can be seen while performing any of the following tasks.

  1. Full Installation.
  2. New Instance Creation.
  3. Normal Bind Activity.

Full Installation or New Instance Creation:

Install or Instance Creation of Directory Server 2005Q4 fails in a Solaris 10 container (whole root) using the version Directory Server 5.2 Patch 4 or Patch 6.

The directory server installation or instance creation failed with the following error message:

[15/Mar/2011:18:28:18 +0000] - slapd started.
Your new directory server has been started.
error: can't bind to server:Unable to bind to server. (Invalid credentials (49)
returned from ldap_simple_bind_s(cn=Directory Manager))
Could not configure server.
Configuration of the Directory Server failed.
Error Directory Server configuration failure
Error Configuration of the server(s) failed.

Normal Bind Activity:

The user cannot connect to the Directory Server using cn=Directory Manager when authentications show err=49 (invalid credentials) in the access log when they previously worked with no issue.

[26/Mar/2012:14:33:54 +0200] conn=0 op=0 msgId=1 - BIND dn="cn=directory manager" method=128 version=3
[26/Mar/2012:14:33:54 +0200] conn=0 op=0 msgId=1 - RESULT err=49 tag=97 nentries=0 etime=0



The release of the 3.12 NSS changes a behavior common to the way that the directory server (and a number of other products) handled invoking cryptographic library for use by itself and child processes.


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