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OUD Proxy Set with "bind-with-dn-requires-password = false" to ODSEE Backend Fails When Using a DN without a Password (Unauthenticated Bind): "ldap_bind: Inappropriate authentication (48) additional info: binds with a dn require a password" (Doc ID 2874273.1)

Last updated on JUNE 06, 2022

Applies to:

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


Oracle Unified Directory (OUD) Proxy with Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition (ODSEE) backend.

Clients utilize binding with a DN but without a password (which should work as anonymous). This works with ODSEE Proxy and ODSEE as backend.

Configured the same in OUD Proxy for same ODSEE backend as per documentation:

Oracle® Fusion Middleware Configuration Reference for Oracle Unified Directory 12c (
Global Configuration
Basic Properties > bind-with-dn-requires-password

Verified OUD Proxy config.ldif shows   "ds-cfg-bind-with-dn-requires-password: false"   and OUD Proxy has been restarted.

However, the client receives the following error:

The err=48 is coming from the ODSEE Backend DS, so OUD Proxy is behaving differently than ODSEE proxy with the same ODSEE backend.




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