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iManager help needed


My iManager seems to have problems. Some things appear to work, others
do not and I don't have a clue what's going on. Is there a way I can
check that iManager is installed, configured and working properly? The
specific problem I have right now is that I log in to iManager and
expand storage. There I click on pools. It thinks for a minute and the
returns the message *Error: This user does not have the correct
credentials to authenticate to the CIMOM client.* If I look in
/var/log/messages I see two entries.

openwbem: PAM_NAM: nds_authenticate: ldap_compare failed with crypted
password
openwbem: PAM_NAM: pam_sm_authenticate: NDS Login failed

Can someone tell me how I can correct this? Thanks.

PS: The user account in question is my admin account. I'm absolutely
sure of the password and, in fact, am logged in to iManager using it.


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Re: iManager help needed

Google show >280 hits for
imanager "authenticate to the CIMOM client" site:Novell.com

Did you check some of these suggestions there?

Wolfgang



On 26.01.2012 16:06, rkatcher wrote:
>
> My iManager seems to have problems. Some things appear to work, others
> do not and I don't have a clue what's going on. Is there a way I can
> check that iManager is installed, configured and working properly? The
> specific problem I have right now is that I log in to iManager and
> expand storage. There I click on pools. It thinks for a minute and the
> returns the message *Error: This user does not have the correct
> credentials to authenticate to the CIMOM client.* If I look in
> /var/log/messages I see two entries.
>
> openwbem: PAM_NAM: nds_authenticate: ldap_compare failed with crypted
> password
> openwbem: PAM_NAM: pam_sm_authenticate: NDS Login failed
>
> Can someone tell me how I can correct this? Thanks.
>
> PS: The user account in question is my admin account. I'm absolutely
> sure of the password and, in fact, am logged in to iManager using it.
>
>

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OK, I looked at doc 3417215. A few items in, it suggests checking the
UID and GID of the user. I did so and am so disturbed by what I think I
see, I'm not sure what to do next. Let me describe my setup to make
things clear (I hope). At my organization level, I have an admin user.
This is THE admin user...the God of my directory. Under the
organization, I have departments....Biology, Geophysics, Chemistry, etc.
Each of these departments has a user named Admin. This user is set up
with rights that are restricted to within that department and each one
has it's own unique password. When I log in to iManager, I'm using the
top level Admin account. When I look at the Unix profile of that Admin
and compare to the results I get when I do the command *id admin* they
are different! In fact id admin gives me the uid of the Admin account
under the geophysics department! Furthermore, I see no way to get the id
command to give information for any of the other Admin users. To make
matters worse, every one of these Admin users unix profiles shows their
home directory to be /home/Admin. These are different users in different
contexts! Am I misreading this situation, or has Novell completely
ignored user contexts? One of the most wonderful things about the
directory was the ability to group users in their proper contexts (and
incidentally minimize name conflicts). What exactly is going on
here....and how do I fix things. Does Novell really ignore user contexts
on linux? On Novell, all these users have unique home directories in a
folder structure organized around departmental folders that mirror my
directory tree. How do I continue this configuration as I move to linux?


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Try looking at TID #7007187
However, I'm not sure that's the ultimate cause given the error message
you see in the /var/log/messages

I am ASSUMING that the errors you see in /var/log/messages are what
show up when you try to login to iManager on that server?


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I looked at the TID. I don't see any indication of a port conflict. And
no, it is not when I try to login to iManager. I am able to log in to
iManager without a problem. After I log in, I try to look at Storage.
That is when I get this message. I cannot look at storage pools,
partitions, volumes, etc.


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rkatcher;2170770 Wrote:
> My iManager seems to have problems. Some things appear to work, others
> do not and I don't have a clue what's going on. Is there a way I can
> check that iManager is installed, configured and working properly? The
> specific problem I have right now is that I log in to iManager and
> expand storage. There I click on pools. It thinks for a minute and the
> returns the message *Error: This user does not have the correct
> credentials to authenticate to the CIMOM client.* If I look in
> /var/log/messages I see two entries.
>
> openwbem: PAM_NAM: nds_authenticate: ldap_compare failed with crypted
> password
> openwbem: PAM_NAM: pam_sm_authenticate: NDS Login failed
>
> Can someone tell me how I can correct this? Thanks.
>
> PS: The user account in question is my admin account. I'm absolutely
> sure of the password and, in fact, am logged in to iManager using it.


Not sure, but have you checked on all the servers involved (the one
running iManager, the one with the volume and possible reference OES
servers) are not running with an expired certificate? That would be the
first thing I'd check.

If the certificates are ok, also have a look at the LUM
configuration/namcd service and how the 'namconfig cache_refresh' is
handled on these servers.


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