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OID Configuration Assistant Failed During 10g Installation With Error "Could Not Contact OID Server" (Doc ID 431282.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version to [Release 10gR2 to 10gR3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


While using the installer (OUI) to install 10g Application Server Identity Management Infrastructure. The software installs successfully but fails when running the OID Configuration Assistant (OIDCA) embedded in the OUI.

The following errors are seen in the oidca.log:

Setting wallet file protections
Leaving Ldap Post Installation Set File Permissions
Stopping OID Server using OPMN..
Starting OID Server using OPMN..
Fri May 11 09:22:32 EST 2007 Bind request issued. Waiting for OID Server response.
with a retryCount:20
Fri May 11 09:23:02 EST 2007 Bind request issued. Waiting for OID Server response.
javax.naming.CommunicationException: <OID_HOSTNAME>:<OID_PORT> [Root exception is
Connection refused]
at oracle.ldap.util.jndi.ConnectionUtil.getDefaultDirCtx(
"oidca.log" 1418 lines, 96840 characters
at javax.naming.InitialContext.init(
at javax.naming.ldap.InitialLdapContext.<init>(
Fri May 11 09:54:22 EST 2007Could not contact OID server.
Stopping OID Server using OPMN..
oracle.ldap.oidinstall.backend.OIDCAException: OID Server could not be started. Please see the log files.
at oracle.ldap.oidinstall.backend.OIDConfiguration.isOIDSrvUp(
at oracle.ldap.oidinstall.backend.OIDConfigWrapper.configOID(
at oracle.ldap.oidinstall.OIDCA.doSilent(
at oracle.ldap.oidinstall.OIDCA.main(


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