iManager 2.6 Workstation on Linux crashes when using Universal Password plug-ins

  • 3552313
  • 14-May-2007
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.7.3 for All Platforms
Novell eDirectory 8.8 for All Platforms
Novell iManager 2.6
Novell Identity Manager Identity Manager 3.5


iManager Workstation will spontaneously crash when running on a Linux workstation while performing tasks under Passwords.

iManager Workstation will crash while trying to create a new universal password policy.

New universal password plugins released with Identity manager 3.5 have problems with iManager Workstation on Linux.

iManager 2.6 Workstation on Windows has no issues.

iManager 2.6 server-based version works just fine.


iManager Workstation running on Linux is built with embedded Firefox libraries which it uses as it's internal web browser. The new Identity Manager 3.5 plug-ins include some java script that the embedded browser that shipped with iManager 2.6 Workstation does not handle.

The iManager team is currently working on re-releasing an updated iManager 2.6 Workstation for Linux that has updated Firefox libraries that address this issue. Until then, there is a workaround that you can use:

1. Launch iManager 2.6 Workstation on Linux.
2. Without logging into iManager, just minimize the application
3. Make sure you have a current version of Firefox installed on your Linux workstation and launch it.
4. Point your web browser to http://localhost:48080/nps
5. Log in as normal

Basically you are using Firefox to point directly to the tomcat instance that is running on the workstation.


Reported to Engineering

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