Error: -683 when trying to set passwords in iManager.

  • 3000034
  • 30-May-2006
  • 15-Jan-2014


Novell DirXML iManager Plug-ins
Novell DirXML Nsure Identity Manager 2.0


Trying to set any of the driver-specific passwords (Driver, Remote, Application/Authentication) on a server with Identity Manager (IDM) 2.x using Identity Manager 3.x plugins fails with a -683 error.


This is a known issue and limitation of the compatibility of the IDM 3.0 plugins with IDM 2.x engines.  The plugins for IDM 3.0 are able to do most administration tasks related to IDM 2.x without any problems but passwords cannot be set with the IDM 3.0 plugins because of a change in the engine that allowed for passwords to be set individually.

To set the IDM 2.x passwords use the IDM 2.x plugins available from