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ODSEE - Internal ERROR<21256> & ERROR<4804> When Indexing With Attribute Encryption Enabled (Doc ID 1427195.1)

Last updated on JUNE 19, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to 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  with the following steps:
1. Set up attribute encryption and import data into the configuration based on
Encrypting Attribute Values
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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