NAM Admin Console shows "Error in obtaining the list of Virtual Attributes. Null"

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  • 12-Jun-2017
  • 12-Jun-2017


NetIQ Access Manager 4.x


While attempting to create virtual attributes in Admin Console ->  Devices -> Identity Server -> Shared Settings -> Virtual Attributes see the following error:

 "Error in obtaining the list of Virtual Attributes. Null"




See following error:


Can add this entry using following ldif file and ice  on the Admin Console terminal.

1) Create VirtualAttributesContainer.ldif and paste the following into it:

### BEGIN ###

dn: cn=virtualAttributeContainer,cn=nids,ou=accessManagerContainer,o=novell

changetype: add

nidsVirtualAttributesXML: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>



objectClass: nidsVirtualAttributeContainer

objectClass: Top

cn: virtualAttributeContainer

ACL: 1#subtree#ou=nidsUser,ou=UsersContainer,ou=Partition,ou=PartitionsContai

ner,ou=VCDN_Root,ou=accessManagerContainer,o=novell#[Entry Rights]

ACL: 3#subtree#ou=nidsUser,ou=UsersContainer,ou=Partition,ou=PartitionsContai

ner,ou=VCDN_Root,ou=accessManagerContainer,o=novell#[All Attributes Rights]

### END ###

2) Use the ice utility to reimport the proper object into config store.

Note: The ice utility should be included in path, but is present on Admin Console at: /opt/novell/eDirectory/bin/ice

Example ice syntax to add the necessary object: (Enter the proper password after the -w )

ice -SLDIF -f virtualattributecontainer.ldif -DLDAP -s -d cn=admin,o=novell -w <password> -v -L /var/opt/novell/eDirectory/data/SSCert.der -B -l

Note: Should be able to use loopback address or actualy ip address the Admin Console is listening on.


This means eDirectory (the config store) on the Admin Console e missing an object, specifically


Actively invistigating what might be causing this entry to be missing.