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reset ldap proxyagent password before expiration on iplanet Directory Server

July 26th, 2012

proxyagent is the user that all hosts that bound to solaris iplanet Directory Server uses to authenticate queries against the server. If the password expires then all the clients ldap requests fail(and there's no way to set it not to expire).
The process to update the password is outlined below and only takes a few minutes to complete(applied to solaris iplanet Directory Server, but this may also help you if you use other DS like OpenLDAP etc):
1.Log on Sun Java Web Console for iplanet LDAP with system's root password.
2.Click on "Directory Service Control Center (DSCC)" under "Services" legend. Note that at some point you are prompted for a password, this is the LDAP Configuration password this time.
3.Choose the tab "Directory Servers"
4.Choose a master to work from (click on the server name)
5.Choose the tab "Entry Management"

In the DN list double click ou=profile
In the next DN list double click cn-proxyagent
In here reset the password using the same password as before (check password tool or /etc/ldap.conf on any LDAP client box)
Click ok

6.Completed, now retry LDAP access

Problem resolved?


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