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DIP: Invalid Value Is Specified For The Parameter "odip.bootstrap.srctype". Please Verify: DB (Doc ID 1907524.1)

Last updated on JULY 16, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Unified Directory - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


How to synchronize a connected Oracle Database and the Oracle back-end directory when a connected Oracle Database is used as a source


When attempting to bootstrap with the DIP command "syncProfileBootstrap", the following issue may occur:

 /<System_Install>/Oracle_IDM_DEV/bin/syncProfileBootstrap -h localhost -p 7005 -wlsuser weblogic -pf TESTCASE01 -lp 5
[Weblogic user password]
Connection parameters initialized.
Connecting at localhost:7005, with userid "weblogic"..
Connected successfully.


Invalid value is specified for the parameter "odip.bootstrap.srctype". Please verify: DB


The Bootstrap command should not be run when the DB is the source.

In fact a bootstrap between a connected Oracle Database and the Oracle back-end directory is not supported   ( Doc Bug 19244974 ).  The source of the bootstrap data values are LDAP or LDIF. In consequence this Part of the Documentation is not applicable when the source for bootstrapping is a connected Oracle Database when following the DIP Documentation

From -
Oracle® Fusion Middleware
Administrator's Guide for Oracle Directory Integration Platform
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

8.1 Directory Bootstrapping Using syncProfileBootstrap

   The syncProfileBootstrap command enables you to
   bootstrap using either a parameter file or a completely configured
   integration profile. This topic discusses both approaches.

  To bootstrap between a connected Oracle Database and the Oracle
   back-end directory, configure the export profile dbexport.cfg
   and bootstrap with that profile. See Section 9.4.1, "Configuring the
   Additional Configuration Information File" for more information.

   Best security practice is to provide a password only in response to
   a prompt from the command.
   You must set the WLS_HOME and ORACLE_HOME environment
   variables before executing any of the Oracle Directory Integration
   Platform commands
   The Oracle WebLogic Managed Server where Oracle Directory
   Integration Platform is deployed must be configured for SSL to
   execute this command in SSL mode. Refer to the Configuring SSL
   chapter in Oracle Fusion Middleware Securing Oracle WebLogic Server
   for more information.


Issues with Information/Content related to this, were addressed in the Official Documentation via the following defect:

Bug 23725295 - doc: dip guide to clarify that bootstrap is not supported when db is source


Therefore the latest DIP Documentation is correct and fine to use, but older versions of the guide should be avoided.


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