OVD Manager 10g Login With Admin User Fails With Exception during the connection process: Unable to login to server / <ovd hostname>:8888: (401)Unauthorized (Doc ID 1313709.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Directory - Version: 10.1.4.3.0 and later   [Release: 10gR3 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Oracle Virtual Directory (OVD) 10.1.4.3 with latest merge patch applied.

Unable to login with OVD Manager to OVD Server using the admin account.

OVD Manager window shows error:
Connect Failed

Exception during the connection process: Unable to login to server
myovdhost.mycompany.com:8888: (401)Unauthorized

Following are the errors seeing from the OVD Manager window:
> ./OViDmanager
2011-04-13 13:30:01,921 INFO - CorePlugin: DME Core Plugin Initialized. main
2011-04-13 13:30:04,450 INFO - CorePlugin: Located PyDev version=0.9.8.5 main
2011-04-13 13:30:09,084 INFO - CorePlugin: Loading schema parser for version #303 main
2011-04-13 13:31:14,972 INFO - HttpMethodBase: Already tried to authenticate with 'VDE Server Administration Service' authentication realm at 127.0.0.1, but still receiving: HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized main
2011-04-13 13:31:14,978 WARN - ServerProxy: Unable to login to server myovdhost.mycompany.com:8888: (401)Unauthorized main
2011-04-13 13:31:14,978 ERROR - ConnectActionDelegate: Exception during the connection process: Unable to login to server myovdhost.mycompany.com:8888: (401)Unauthorized main
2011-04-13 13:32:34,506 INFO - HttpMethodBase: Already tried to authenticate with 'VDE Server Administration Service' authentication realm at 127.0.0.1, but still receiving: HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized main
2011-04-13 13:32:34,512 WARN - ServerProxy: Unable to login to server myovdhost.mycompany.com:8888: (401)Unauthorized main
2011-04-13 13:32:34,512 ERROR - ConnectActionDelegate: Exception during the connection process: Unable to login to server myovdhost.mycompany.com:8888: (401)Unauthorized main

Tried recovering the configuration files from a backup but still the same issue occurs.

Cause

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