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OUD11g/12c - The Command "ldapbind" is Successful but "ldapsearch" is Failing (Doc ID 2346151.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 07, 2020

Applies to:

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


The Command "ldapbind" is Successful but "ldapsearch" is Failing

For this specific case, the LDAP client is - Siebel LDAP/SSO with OAM - but the issue could occur for any client.

Example of successful ldapbind -

$ ldapbind -D uid=<USER.0>,ou=people,dc=<SUFFIX_DN> -w <PASSWORD> -p <PORT>
bind successful

ldapsearch example showing the entry not returned when authenticating as the same user used in ldapbind (above) when searching for a specific user under the suffix dc=<SUFFIX_DN> -

$ ./ldapsearch -p <PORT> -D "uid=<USER.0>,ou=people,dc=<SUFFIX_DN>" -w <PASSWORD> -b "dc=<SUFFIX_DN>" "uid=<USER.1>" dn


Access log shows BIND successful (BIND RES line with result=0) but SEARCH does not return the entry (SEARCH RES line with result=0 but nentries=0, where nentries value indicates the number of entries returned) -

[10/Jan/2018:15:30:49 +0000] CONNECT <......> from=<IP_ADD>:<PORT> to=<IP_ADD>:<PORT> protocol=LDAP
[10/Jan/2018:15:30:49 +0000] BIND REQ <......> op=0 msgID=1 type=SIMPLE dn="uid=<USER.0>,ou=people,dc=<SUFFIX_DN>" version=3
[10/Jan/2018:15:30:49 +0000] BIND RES <......> op=0 msgID=1 result=0 authDN="uid=<USER.0>,ou=people,dc=<SUFFIX_DN>" etime=4
[10/Jan/2018:15:30:49 +0000] SEARCH REQ <......> op=1 msgID=2 base="dc=<SUFFIX_DN>" scope=sub filter="(uid=<USER.1>)" attrs="dn"
[10/Jan/2018:15:30:49 +0000] SEARCH RES <......> op=1 msgID=2 result=0 nentries=0 etime=3
[10/Jan/2018:15:30:49 +0000] UNBIND REQ <......> op=2 msgID=3
[10/Jan/2018:15:30:49 +0000] DISCONNECT <......> reason="Client Disconnect"




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