posInitAdminserver.sh does not complete Admin server initialization

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SUSE Linux
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11


The posInitAdminserver.sh script does not complete when executed to initialize the SLEPOS 11 Admin server.

The last message seen on the terminal screen is the following:

Importing LDAP directory information...

The script terminates without completing the initialization. 


The posInitAdminserver.sh script always tries to access LDAP as localhost which does not match the host name specified in server.crt certificate.

Bug fixes were made in the posInitAdminserver.sh script and in the adminserver.conf.template to resolve the problem.

Apply the current SLEPOS 11 patches in the channel and do the following to fix this issue:

posInitAdminserver.sh --regenerate

Additional Information

Debug can be added to the script for diagnostic purposes. 
  • Make a copy of the original /usr/sbin/posInitAdminserver.sh script.
  • Add -x at the beginning of the script like this:
          #!/bin/bash -x
  • Save the script.
  • Run the script and enter the default requested data for the initialization.
The last messages seen in the debug output is the following:

+ ldapadd -x -c -H ldaps://localhost -D cn=<admin name>,o=<organization name>,c=<country name> -w<admin password> -f /tmp/tmp.<random string>
+ '[' 255 -ne 0 ']'
+ err_exit ' ldapadd -x -c -H ldaps://localhost -D "cn=<admin name>,o=<organization name>,c=<country name>" -w"<admin password>" -f "/tmp/tmp.<random string>"'
+ err ldapadd -x -c -H ldaps://localhost -D '"cn=<admin name>,o=<organization name>,c=<country name>"' -w '"<admin password>"' -f '"/tmp/tmp.<random string>"'
+ case $ERROR in
+ '[' -f '' ']'
+exit 1

If the ldapadd command listed above in the output is manually executed with the -d1 switch for additional ldap debug, the following error message is seen:

TLS: hostname (linux.MyLocation.MyUnit.MyOrg.us) does not match common name in
certificate (linux.).
ldap_sasl_bind(SIMPLE): Can't contact LDAP server (-1)


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  • Document ID:7008567
  • Creation Date: 12-May-2011
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service

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