Is It Required to Enable Following Referrals If Referrals Exist in the Active Directory LDAP?

(Doc ID 1542625.1)

Last updated on APRIL 26, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Weblogic Server - Version 10.3.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The documentation at Following Referrals in the Active Directory Authentication Provider says:

If Active Directory [AD] uses LDAP referrals, you must configure the Active Directory Authentication provider to follow those referrals by making sure that the LDAPServerMBean.FollowReferrals attribute is enabled.

When LDAP referrals are enabled in AD but the LDAPServerMBean.FollowReferrals is not enabled, this error occurs:

Does that mean that if there are any referrals set up within the AD LDAP configuration (within the Users Base tree specified), referrals have to be enabled for that provider? Does it follow therefore that disabling referrals is not an option when they exist in AD?

Solution

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