Command-line authentication to eDirectory 8.8 fails.

  • 3638591
  • 10-Jul-2006
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.8


Error: eDirectory login cannot be done. Please check whether Novell eDirectory server is running on the machine localhost and on the port 524.

The error message shown above is returned when a valid login attempt is made with eDirectory 8.8 against the loopback IP address (, for example).


eDirectory 8.8 does not bind to the loopback IP address anymore by default so logins to 'localhost' or '' or anything else that is refering to the loopback address will fail even though eDirectory is up and running. This setting overrides the Tree being specified. Logging into the server using the IP address that eDirectory is bound to should allow the login to proceed normally. Specifying the tree without the IP/port should work as well if everything else is working properly.