Login Failed trying to access Calendar Publishing Host Administration webpage

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  • 20-Nov-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Apache on NetWare
Novell NetWare 6.5
Novell GroupWise 8


When installing the Calendar Publishing Host Administration component, a Group name was specified on the Authentication Information page, but no context was specified.
Trying to access the Calendar Publishing Host Administration webpage, you receive a Login failed error on the screen.


  1. Make sure that you are using the correct userid that was specified during the installation of the Calendar Publishing Host component
  2. Review the configuration stored in the calhost.cfg file.  This file is found by default in sys:\novell\groupwise\calhost.
    • Look for a line similar to Admin.Ldap.context=cn={0},cn=calpubadmin,o=corp
    • Make sure that the correct User cn is listed and the correct LDAP contex
    • Also look for the line, Admin.attr=groupMembership.  If this is specified, then it is required that the User account be apart of a particular Group.  This is not required.
    • Finally look for the line, Admin.Attr.value=cn=CalPubAdminGrp,o=corp.  Make sure that you have this group object in your eDirectory tree and that you also have listed the correct LDAP context
      • If you did not specify a context during installation, it will default to cn=somegroup,o=novell
  3. If you had to make changes to the calhost.cfg file, you will need to restart Apache.