DSEE7 Internal ERROR<21256> & ERROR<4804> When Indexing With Attribute Encryption Enabled.
Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version: 6.0 to 18.104.22.168.0 - Release: 6.0 to 11gR1
This problem can occur on any platform.
When attempting to set up vlv indexing on a server that has attribute encryption enabled using "3des" encryption, after initialization of the suffix with data, with the encryption in place, upon any attempt to reindex configured VLV indexes we see the error takes place.
[16/Dec/2011:19:29:33 -0700] - ERROR<21256> - Backend Database - conn=-1 op=-1 msgId=-1 - Encryption plugin (ckm_des3_cbc): failed to decrypt.
[16/Dec/2011:19:29:33 -0700] - ERROR<4804> - Encryption - conn=-1 op=-1 msgId=-1 - Internal error Missing security initialization required by attribute encryption.
[16/Dec/2011:19:29:33 -0700] - ERROR<4806> - Encryption - conn=-1 op=-1 msgId=-1 - Internal error Cannot encrypt/decrypt: missing crypto key for mechanism ckm_des3_cbc.
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Set up attribute encryption and import data into the configuration based on
2. Attempt to re-index a VLV browsing index
It appears that VLV indexing fails on systems that have encrypted attributes configured
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