10g OVD Manager Returns LDAP Error 84 (Decoding Error) When Validating Critical Path Ldap Adapter (Doc ID 827833.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Directory - Version 10.1.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Oracle Virtual Directory (OVD) 10.1.4 (i.e., newest 10.1.4.3).

Trying to create a basic LDAP adapter to a Critical Path (CP) LDAP directory.

When clicking the Validate button after entering the server host/address, OVD Manager returns:

LDAP Error 84 (Decoding Error)

Able to connect to Active Directory without any errors, just not the Critical Path Enterprise LDAP.  Tried with both anonymous and with a user DN configured, but both scenarios result in the same error above.

Steps to reproduce: 
- Launch OViD Manager .
- Connect to server
- Open "New LDAP Adapter" dialog box
- Adapter Template: Default (or General LDAP)
   DNS Host Discovery: No
   LDAP Servers: Add
- In first table row, column "Server DNS/IP", enter DNS-name of directory server
- Enter Proxy Bind DN and password
- Next to "Remote Base", press the "..." button and select a base DN from the tree (which works ok)
The "Finish" button is still greyed out, the message line shows:
  "Click 'Validate' to verify server configuration"
- Click on "Validate" button, a popup message is returned with: 
Querying <host.domain>:<port> for namespaces...
- After a short time an error message is displayed with:

LDAP error(84) occurred trying to query server root for <host.domain>:<port>
null

- The first column of the Remote Hosts table shows:

ERROR: Unable to read RootDSE entry(#84). Decoding Error

- The "Finish" button is still inactive

Cause

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