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Ldapdelete Fails With "ldap_delete: Error In DN Normalization." Error When Trying To Delete An Entry (Doc ID 1476450.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version 11.1.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Trying to delete an existing entry via ldapdelete tool, it fails with following error:

$ ldapdelete -h <OID Host> -p <OID Port> -D cn=orcladmin -w <password> "cn=mycontainer1,dc=us,dc=oracle,dc=com"

ldap_delete: DSA is unwilling to perform
ldap_delete: Invalid DN syntax
ldap_delete: additional info: Error in DN Normalization.

Corresponding to this ldapdelete action, the OID logs (oidldapd*.log) reports an ORA-23326 error, part of following error-sequence:

ConnID:20 mesgID:2 OpID:1  OpName:delete ConnIP: ConnDN:cn=orcladmin
INFO : gslfdeADoDelete * dn (cn=RLSIPRE42,cn=OracleContext,dc=db,dc=partnerre,dc=net)
2012-07-10T11:38:29 * INFO : gslfdeADoDelete* DEL dn="cn=mycontainer1,dc=us,dc=oracle,dc=com"
2012-07-10T11:38:29 * [gslddd_DelCatEntry]: ORA-23326: ORA-23326: object group "PUBLIC"."OID11" is quiesced
ORA-06512: at line 1

[2012-07-10T11:38:29+02:00] [OID] [NOTIFICATION:16] [] [OIDLDAPD] [host: chbbpr73] [pid: 19991] [tid: 8] [ecid: 004l7PyD6HtFw0ELn6T4iZ0004sN00000d,0] ServerWorker (REG):[[
ConnID:20 mesgID:2 OpID:1  OpName:delete ConnIP: ConnDN:cn=orcladmin
gsldda_DeleteEntry:gslddctDelCatEntry Error..23326

This situation occurs when the OID Database (OID DB) is based on two (or more) DB instances which are part of a Database Replication setup, and the replication status is Quiesced.

The purpose of this article is to explain the reasons why ldapdelete tool returns this error, and what can be done to avoid it.


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