Apache Directory Studio (ADS) Extensible LDAP Search Match Filter to OVD Returns No Results, but Works Directly to OID Backend. For ADS to OVD Searches, OVD Log Shows NPE: Operation error {0} [[ java.lang.NullPointerException (Doc ID 2067307.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Directory - Version 11.1.1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Attempting to use Extensible Search Filters (RFC 2251) against Oracle Virtual Directory (OVD) and Oracle Internet Directory (OID) 11g, i.e., 11.1.1.7.0 or 11.1.1.9.0.

Inconsistent results when running the ldapsearch tool against OID vs. OVD.

For instance, using the OVD/OID $ORACLE_HOME/bin/ldapsearch tool against OVD does return results with an extensible filter. However, running the same search against OID returns 0 results.

Against OID:

1) ldapsearch from ldapsearch command line (CLI) - 0 results:

 

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Cause

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