Access Manager SP1 differences with eDirectory and crypto libraries

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  • 02-Oct-2007
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell Access Management 3 Access Administration
Novell Access Manager Support Pack 1


There are differences in the cryptographic and eDirectory libraries on the Admin Console depending on whether we install the Admin Console SP1 build from scratch, or upgrade from a previous version.On new installations, crypto and eDirectory libraries (rpms) get installed to the latest versions 8.1.1-7. However, on Upgrades, the crypto and eDirectory libraries (rpms) do not get upgraded. There was actually code in the install script that prevented these components from being upgraded.

If one updates just the crypto components, which are used by edirectory as well, there will be an issue trying to uninstall the product cleanly because of mixed rpm versions. Thus we have left things the way they are at this point.

When an Admin user looks at the iManager page where the AM version is displayed (Auditing -> Troubleshooting tab), they will see that the AM components have indeed been upgraded. Looking at the rpm versions however, that will not be the case.


Leave as is. The product works just fine with this setup, and there are no incompatibilities between edir 8.8 and 8.8.1; however, it should be pointed out that the 8.8.1 upgrade does modify the data store in edirectory.