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Novell eDirectory 8.7.3 for All Platforms
Novell Modular Authentication Service (NMAS)
Cannot Set Simple Password through LDAP after upgrading to NMAS 2.3.9
Error: Unable to change or set password, err = illegal ds name (-610)
ERROR: -1697 spmAgentSetPassword failed
Novell Modular Authentication Service version 2.3.9
Customer updated NMAS 239 and immediately noticed there password change process with LDAP was broke.
Steps to Duplicate:
1. Patch to NMAS 2.3.9, or apply nw65sp4a.exe
2. Change Simple password see Solution How to Change the NMAS Simple Password
This issue has been addressed by Novell Engineering and is scheduled to be released to the public in NMAS 2.40 shipping with NW65sp5 and OESsp2
As a workaround download NMAS 2.3.8 and copy NMAS.NLM into sys:\system and restart the server.