Wednesday, April 15, 2020

[389-users] Re: New Instance errors


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 11:48 PM Nick Bright <> wrote:


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've seen these kinds of errors when I had an entry with my hostname in /etc/hosts pointing to the wrong IP. Could you please check that yours is configured correctly?

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".

Could you please send the output of "dscreate -v interactive"?

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.

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