My Oracle Support Banner

DIP 11g: "LDAP: Error Code 21 - Invalid Attribute Syntax" When Synchronizing 'userpassword' Or 'ibm-slapdAdminPw' Attribute from Tivoli to OID (Doc ID 2168944.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 24, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version 11.1.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Synchronizing users to Oracle Internet Directory (OID) 11g via a Directory Integration Platform (DIP) Tivoli Directory Server (DS) sync profile generates "LDAP: error code 21" error:

ODIException: Error Modifying Entry in Directory
at oracle.ldap.odip.gsi.LDAPWriter.modify(
at oracle.ldap.odip.gsi.LDAPWriter.performWriteChanges(
at oracle.ldap.odip.gsi.LDAPWriter.writeChanges(
Caused by: [LDAP: error code 21 - Invalid Attribute Syntax]; remaining name 'uid=myuser,cn=tivolientries,cn=users,dc=mycompany,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_modifyAttributes(
at com.sun.jndi.toolkit.ctx.ComponentDirContext.p_modifyAttributes(
at com.sun.jndi.toolkit.ctx.PartialCompositeDirContext.modifyAttributes(
at oracle.ldap.odip.gsi.LDAPWriter.modify(
... 3 more




To view full details, sign in with your My Oracle Support account.

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started!

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a million knowledge articles and a vibrant support community of peers and Oracle experts.