Remote Loader on Linux server does not load

  • 7001255
  • 31-Aug-2008
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell Identity Manager 3.5.1
Novell Identity Manager 3.6
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10


Remote Loader on Linux servers does not load after installation and configuration
Remote Loader does not load along with system restart


Set Driver Object and Remote Loader passwords as follows instead of defining them in the configuration file for the Driver.

1. Edit the Driver Configuration file and delete the entry starting with "-setpasswords", which defines Driver Object and Remote Loader passwords.
2. Define Driver and Remote Loader passwords by executing following command on a Terminal

rdxml -config <Complete_Path_To_The_Configuration_File_For_The_Driver> -sp <Remote Loader_Password><Driver_Password>

Example: rdxml -config /etc/opt/novell/dirxml/rdxml/groupwise.txt -sp novell novell

3. Make sure that two encrypted password files ( and ) have been generated in the folder /var/opt/novell/dirxml/rdxml
4. Start the Remote Loader by the command "/etc/init.d/rdxml start"
5. Verify that Remote Loader is loaded by the executing the following command /etc/init.d/rdxml status

Result should be "rdxml instance with pid <PID_Number> is running"

Additional Information

  • Remote Loader running on Linux server requires encrypted password files to load. Generate Password files as mentioned above.
  • Set the Remote Loader to start along with system restart by the executing the following command chkconfig rdxml on
  • Verify that Remote Loader has been enabled to load along with system restart by executing the following command  chkconfig rdxml -l
  • Creating a link "rcrdxml" in the folder /usr/sbin using the command ln -s /etc/init.d/rdxml rcrdxml (After changing to the directory /usr/sbin) allows to control the Remote Loader using the command "rcrdxml <start | stop | status>", instead of using the command "/etc/init.d/rdxml <start | stop | status>"
  • Extension of password files will be the value specified by the parameter "-commandport" in the driver configuration file