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OID 11g ODSM Shows Duplicates When Searching for Single Unique Entries. Deleting a Duplicate Entry in ODSM Fails with: (x) Error Delete Failed. Host='<OID_HOSTNAME>' Details: [LDAP: error code 53 - Unwilling To Perform] (Doc ID 2040415.1)

Last updated on MAY 24, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version 11.1.1 to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Oracle Internet Directory (OID) 11G, i.e.,

In Oracle Directory Services Manager (ODSM) console, getting duplicate values when searching for single entries, like user ID or group.

Also, cannot delete one of the duplicate entries; it fails with:

(x) Error
Delete Failed. Host='myoidhost.<COMAPNY>.com'
Details: [LDAP: error code 53 - Unwilling To Perform]

The wls_ods1-diagnostic.log shows:

[2015-06-30T19:52:08.064+00:00] [wls_ods1] [ERROR] [] [oracle.ldap.admin.ServerAccessWrappersJNDI] [tid: [ACTIVE].ExecuteThread: '5' for queue: 'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)'] [userId: <anonymous>] [ecid: <ECID>] [APP: odsm#] [DSID: <DSID>] Delete Failed.[[
[LDAP: error code 53 - Unwilling To Perform] javax.naming.OperationNotSupportedException: [LDAP: error code 53 - Unwilling To Perform]; remaining name 'cn=<USERNAME>,cn=users,dc=<COMPANY_NAME>,dc=com'
at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.mapErrorCode(
at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.processReturnCode(
at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.processReturnCode(
at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.c_destroySubcontext(
at com.sun.jndi.toolkit.ctx.ComponentContext.p_destroySubcontext(
at com.sun.jndi.toolkit.ctx.PartialCompositeContext.destroySubcontext(
at javax.naming.InitialContext.destroySubcontext(
at oracle.ldap.admin.ServerAccessWrappersJNDI.deleteEntry(
at oracle.ldap.admin.ServerAccessJNDI.deleteEntry(



Entries were previously bulkloaded from another system.


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