iPlanet WebServer 7.x Auth-DB Fails to Authenticate When using LDAP BindDN Containing Unicode Characters (Doc ID 1536325.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 7.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On iPlanet Web Server 7.x, When attempting to use LDAP authentication with a Bind DN that contains Unicode (or Chinese/Japanese/Korean (CJK)) character set, the authentication fails to bind to the LDAP directory server and an error similar to the below is seen:

 
Let say the user cn=あ can bind to the LDAP Server and we confirm that we can use this say using any LDAP client (for example ldapsearch).

Cause

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