Configuring Reload for Post Offices That Use LDAP

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  • 18-Nov-2008
  • 29-Aug-2017


Reload (all version)


We use LDAP authentication against a different tree (not the tree that the Post Office is on) for our "real" GroupWise users. Since LDAP cannot successfully compare a DN because the tree and contexts are different; it compares the email address instead. In Netware I always have to rename the ldapx.nlm to make this work, otherwise I get an LDAP 34 error on the PO when a user tries to login.

The following link is to a Novell TID explaining "LDAP Error 34: Invalid dn syntax"

The problem is that the same error is received when trying to log in to the Reload PO, and the LDAP.NLM ins't on the linux server.


1) On the Linux server, open up a Terminal session

2) Make a directory for the code that will be moved:

mkdir /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/nldap.old

3) Change to the /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/lib/nldap directory:

cd /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/lib/nldap

4) Move the following ldapx library with the following commands:

mv /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/nldap.old
mv /opt/novell/groupwise/agents/nldap.old

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 736.