Error -1697 synchronizing Distribution password

  • 3320169
  • 03-Jan-2008
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell Identity Manager 3.0
Novell Identity Manager 3.5
Security Services Updates 2.03
Security Services Updates 2.04



Distribution password is used to tunnel the passwords between the connected systems using the Identity Vault

No password policy is assigned to the users in the Identity Vault

Applied Security Services Update 2.03 or 2.04 (SSP 2.0.3 or 2.0.4)


These Security updates change the behavior of NMAS and a password policy is needed to be able to change the Distribution password. As a workaround a password policy needs to be assigned to the user to prevent the error.

This has been reported to engineering and the issue should be fixed in Security Services 2.05 or later.