"Status Failure -null" error raised when creating LDAP connection and loading DB Services (Doc ID 764252.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 1.5.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.
This issue affects users attempting to create a new LDAP connection.

Symptoms

-- Problem Statement:
In trying to create a LDAP database connection in SQL Developer 1.5.3, an error is raised.

Error
Status Failure -null

-- Steps To Reproduce:
1) Create a new database connection, providing:

- Connection Name
- Username
- Password
- Check "Save Password" (recommended)
- Set Database tab to Oracle
- Set Role to default
- Set Connection Type to LDAP
- LDAP Server

Hit the Load button to retreive a list of available database services. The error will be raised.

-- Business Impact:
Cannot establish connectivity and authentication in SQL Developer through LDAP.

Changes

SQL Developer upgraded to 1.5.3.

Cause

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