OVD Dynamic Groups Plugin Failing For Some MemberUrl (Doc ID 1481249.1)

Last updated on MARCH 29, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Directory - Version 11.1.1.6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 11.1.1.6.0 version, Virtual Directory Server 

When attempting to search a dynamic group, the following error occurs.

ERROR
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search: 2
result: 1 Operations error
text: Error during search:java.lang.NullPointerException


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Run the following command:
$ ldapsearch -x -h myovdhost -p 6502 -D employeenumber=n417305,ou=employees,ou=identities,ou=us,dc=oracle,dc=com -W -b ou=global,ou=groups,ou=us,dc=oracle,dc=com cn=CrewLinkExternal


IMPACT
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The issue is severe because the failure causes entire branch to fail (not only the group which has caused the error). Secondly, the plugins works in OVD 10g well but fails in OVD 11g for same groups.

Cause

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