ERROR "ldap_bind: Can't Contact LDAP Server" ,TRYING TO CONNECT To the OUD ADMIN PORT USING LDAP COMMANDS FROM AN ORACLE DATABASE INSTALLATION

(Doc ID 2398939.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Unified Directory - Version 11.1.1.5.0 to 12.2.1.3.180322 [Release 11g to 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 12.2.1.3.0 version, OUD Management Console

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
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Error "ldap_bind: Can't contact LDAP server" trying to connect to the OUD Admin Port using LDAP commands from an Oracle Database installation


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

- Try to modify the password for an administrator user using ldapmodify from an Oracle Database installation

Example:

$ORACLE_HOME/bin/ldapmodify -h hostname -p 4444 -D "cn=admin,cn=administratos,cn=admin data" -w XXX -v -f modify_password_adminuser.ldif
ldap_bind: Can't contact LDAP server

Same behavior is observed if a ldapsearch command is used against the OUD admin port


BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, OUD administrators cannot reset their own passwords from an environment where there are no OUD ldap commands installed and the access to the OUD server is restricted

Changes

 

Cause

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