Webcenter Spaces Does Not Find Any Users From LDAP Provider (Doc ID 884074.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle WebCenter - Version: 11.1.1.1.0
***Checked for relevance on 22-MAY-2013***

Symptoms

Weblogic Server was configured with an external LDAP provider (Active Directory), following the documentation:
14.3.1 Reassociating the Identity Store with an External LDAP
of
Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle WebCenter
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
Part Number E12405-02

The configuration file jps-config.xml was modified in the following way:

<!-- JPS WLS LDAP Identity Store Service Instance -->
<serviceInstance name="idstore.ldap" provider="idstore.ldap.provider">
<property name="idstore.config.provider"
value="oracle.security.jps.wls.internal.idstore.WlsLdapIdStoreConfigProvider"/>
<property name="username.attr" value="sAMAccountName"/>
<property name="user.login.attr" value="sAMAccountName"/>
</serviceInstance>

Users in Active Directory (AD) can login into Spaces, but when trying to assign admin roles in spaces to a user from Active Directory, it does not find any users. The error that appears is the following:

Sep 7, 2009 9:11:16 AM
oracle.webcenter.webcenterapp.internal.model.security.WCSecurityManagerImplgetIdentities
WARNING: Couldn't validate user due to No User found matching the criteria


-- Steps To Reproduce:
1. Configure Weblogic Server with an external LDAP provider (Active Directory), following the documentation:
14.3.1 Reassociating the Identity Store with an External LDAP
of
Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle WebCenter
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
Part Number E12405-02

2. Login to spaces with a user created in Active Directory to verify that the login works.

3. Login to Spaced with an administrator user.

4. Try to assign roles to newly created users from WebCenter Administration -> Security -> Users.

5. Notice that it does not find any users and note the error above.

Cause

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