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Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0: Unable To Use Firefox On Windows Client To Authenticate Using Kerberos (Doc ID 2031041.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 7.0 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Symptoms

When using Firefox on Windows to access the iPlanet Web Server, the user is unable to authenticate. When using Firefox on Linux, the same user can authenticate without any issues.

Oracle iPlanet Web Server reports the following error with log level set to "Fine" or "Finest":

[date] fine ( 1258) nasa443: for host 10.238.16.8 trying to GET /crm2/test.html, gssapi reports: KRB5_KTNAME is [iplanetz1.keytab]^M
[date] fine ( 1258) nasa443: for host 10.238.16.8 trying to GET /crm2/test.html, gssapi reports: client wants gss mechanism: spnego^M
[date] fine ( 1258) nasa443: for host 10.238.16.8 trying to GET /crm2/test.html, gssapi reports: attempting to acquire server credentials for HTTP@host.domain
[date] fine ( 1258) nasa443: for host 10.238.16.8 trying to GET /crm2/test.html, gssapi reports: obtained server credentials for [HTTP@host.domain ]
[date] fine ( 1258) nasa443: for host 10.238.16.8 trying to GET /crm2/test.html, gssapi reports: gss continuation not supported

The iPlanet Web Server installed on the Solaris platform.

Cause

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