Monday, April 13, 2020

[389-users] Re: New Instance errors

> On 11 Apr 2020, at 07:47, Nick Bright <> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I've performed a fresh CentOS 8 installation within VMWare, updated the OS fully, installed 389-ds through yum by: yum module install 389-directory-server:stable/default
> This installed the server, along with the cockpit module. I then used the cockpit module to create an instance. No matter what, every time, it reports "Failed to create instance", but if I refresh the page, the instance is visible in the drop down along with error "This server instance is running, but we can not connect to it. Check LDAPI is properly configured on this instance."
> Then I did some research on the LDAPI error, I tried a number of methods from those search results to enable LDAPI, but all failed with various errors; all essentially being "authentication failed".
> I tried again by removing all instances and starting over from the command line, using "dscreate interactive" to create an instance. This also failed with "Not authorized".
> Surely I am doing something wrong; I can't imagine that the software is just simply broken right out of the package on a fresh installation.
> Any tips or specific documentation links appreciated.

If you are on the system, can you check /etc/dirsrv/slapd-<instance name>/dse.ldif for the parameter 'nsslapd-ldapifilepath' and see if that is set correctly? As well, as mark said, can you provide the package versions?

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