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BEA-099117 The LDAP Authentication Provider Failed to Make Connection at ldaps://HOST:PORT, the Error Cause is: Connection reset (Doc ID 2690349.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 16, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The WebLogic AdminServer tries to connect to Windows Active Directory via secured Lightweight Directory Access Protocol and Transport (LDAPs) and fails.

On windows the logs show a reset connection is responded for the connection attempt.
And in the WebLogic logfiles the following error is loggged: <Warning> <Security> <BEA-099117> <The LDAP authentication provider named "myldap" failed to make connection to ldap server at ldaps://HOST:PORT, the error cause is: Connection reset.


When trying to list the users from Active Directory via wls-console the following stack trace (error) is output:

 Using a TCP sniffer (Tcpdump utility) it was confirmed that Windows was resetting the connection





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