Sun ONE Application Server LDAP integration reference

This topic provides reference information specific to Sun ONE Application Server LDAP integrations. When you're installing the Okta LDAP Agent, you'll need this information to integrate your Sun ONE Application Server directory with Okta. See Install the Okta LDAP Agent.

Recommended version

Sun ONE Application Server 5.2

Known issues

  • Users requesting a self password reset and who are required to change their password after it is reset by an admin, must provide their new password twice to access the Okta End-User Dashboard.
  • Users using a temporary password are not prompted to create a new password and can continue to use the temporary password for authentication.
  • Expired user passwords cannot be updated.
  • A locked user account cannot be unlocked when the account is locked on the LDAP server.
  • When the provisioning settings indicate Do nothing when users are deactivated, users remain active in Okta. When a single source provides user profile attributes, deactivated users are disconnected from the source and Okta becomes the source for user profile attributes.

Integration configuration

During the initial agent install and configuration documented in Install the Okta LDAP Agent, these are the attributes for the Sun ONE Application Server:

  • LDAP version — Sun ONE Application Server. If you select another option, the virtual list view (VLV) request control is not activated. An LDAP import can fail when the data set is too large. The Sun ONE Application Server option is not available unless it is activated by Okta support.
  • Unique Identifier Attribute — nsuniqueid
  • DN Attribute — entrydn
  • User Object Class — inetorgperson
  • User Object Filter — (objectclass=inetorgperson)
  • *Account Disabled Attribute — nsaccountlock
  • *Account Disabled Value — TRUE
  • *Account Enabled Value — FALSE
  • Password Attribute — userpassword
  • Group Object Class — groupofuniquenames
  • Group Object Filter — (objectclass=groupofuniquenames)
  • Member Attribute — uniquemember

Schema read

There are no special considerations for Sun ONE Application Server LDAP integrations.

To add attributes from AUX classes, add the auxiliary class as an Auxiliary Object Class to the directory provisioning configuration. For example, the dc attribute is added to the Okta schema attributes when the Auxiliary Object Class is dcObject.

Password change

Users can change their password by selecting Settings on the Okta end user dashboard.

Password update operations that fail are parsed by Okta and the error message appears in the Delegated Authentication page. For example, when a new password already exists, the error message Password change failed due to following reason : password in history appears.

Password reset

Password reset is triggered by an administrator or the User Forgot Password flow.

Password reset can fail if the new password does not meet the password policy criteria.

Users cannot update expired passwords. Expired passwords must be reset by an administrator.

Password validation

Use the pwdPolicy object class to implement Sun ONE Application Server specific password policies.

You can configure settings such as password length and expiration on your LDAP instance.

If a user incorrectly enters an Okta password four times and an LDAP password five times, their LDAP user account status is Locked, but the status for the user account displays as Active on the Okta Admin Console. When an account is in this state, an administrator must unlock the user account. See Unlock an individual user account.


There are no special considerations for Sun ONE Application Server integrations.

JIT provisioning

There are no special considerations for Sun ONE Application Server Just In Time (JIT) provisioning. For user identification (UID), use an email format to match the default setting for an Okta username. Do not use an external identity provider (IDP) to trigger sign in.

To make sure that JIT provisioning is successful the first time:

  • the value of the configured naming attribute (such as UID) must not exist in Okta.
  • the value of the configured naming attribute (such as UID) must be unique in all JIT-enabled directories.
  • the required attributes must present. The Okta defaults are email, givenName, sn, and uid.
  • the password must be correct.
  • the Account Disabled Attribute must be set to false on the LDAP server.

When JIT provisioning completes successfully, all of the user attributes specified on the LDAP settings page and in the Profile Editor are imported. To select additional mandatory attributes, use the Profile Editor.

Membership import

During import, if the default Sun ONE Application Server settings are used, user groups with the objectClass group are imported and added to the user specified in the member group attribute.

During import, if the membership attribute is set to seeAlso, users are assigned to the groups added to the seeAlso user attribute.


To allow passwords to be set when users are created or assigned, disable DelAuth, enable LDAP_PUSH_PASSWORD_UPDATES, and enable password sync on your LDAP instance. With these settings, the LDAP agent sends the PASSWORD_UPDATE action when the user logs in for the first time or when they are assigned. If you do not set these settings, the password is not transferred to your LDAP instance.

To create and assign passwords when creating user profiles:

  1. Contact Okta customer support to enable LDAP push password updates.
  2. Disable delegated authentication:
    1. In the Admin Console, go to Security > Delegated Authentication > LDAP.
    2. Click Edit in the Delegated Authentication pane.
    3. Clear the Enable delegated authentication to LDAP check box.
    4. Click Save.
    5. Accept the default setting to reset all LDAP user passwords and click Disable LDAP Authentication.
  3. In the Admin Console, go to Directory > Directory Integrations > LDAP > Provisioning > To App.
  4. Click Edit, select Enable next to Sync Password, and click Save.
  5. When Sync Password is enabled, the LDAP agent sends the action PASSWORD_UPDATE when the user signs in for the first time.

To assign existing Okta users to LDAP:

  1. In the Admin Console, go to Directory > Directory Integrations > LDAP > Provisioning > To App.
  2. Click Edit, select Enable next to Create Users, and click Save.
  3. Click Directory > Groups.
  4. Select the Okta group to which you want to assign users.
  5. Click Manage Directories.
  6. Select an LDAP instance in the left pane and click Next.
  7. Enter the full distinguished name (DN) for the new user LDAP container in the Provisioning Destination DN field.
  8. Click Confirm Changes.


If LDAP directory authentication fails, the agent logs display messages similar to the following to assist with diagnosis and resolution:

Agent: Success

POST initiated with result status=SUCCESS, actionType=USER_AUTH_AND_UPDATE, actionId=ADSugxTWZNrShgm5I0g3, diagnostic message=, error code=, matched dn=, message=SUCCESS, result code=, vendor=SUN_ONE

Agent: Delauth failure

POST initiated with result status=FAILURE, actionType=USER_AUTH_AND_UPDATE, actionId=ADSugzVSA6oKwrKPq0g3, diagnostic message=, error code=49, matched,ou=usersLynxy2,dc=oktalab,dc=local, message=LDAPException(resultCode=49 (invalid credentials), errorMessage='invalid credentials'), result code=invalid credentials, vendor=SUN_ONE

Agent: No user

POST initiated with result status=FAILURE, actionType=USER_AUTH_AND_UPDATE, actionId=ADSuh1FpTTEenrJ620g3, diagnostic message=, error code=, matched dn=, message=User not found while executing query: (&(objectclass=inetorgperson)(, result code=, vendor=SUN_ONE

Agent: Password expired

POST initiated with result status=FAILURE, actionType=USER_AUTH_AND_UPDATE, actionId=ADSuh9BcFFLxYM7wg0g3, diagnostic message=password expired!, error code=49, matched,ou=userstest,dc=oktalab,dc=local, message=LDAPException(resultCode=49 (invalid credentials), errorMessage='password expired!', diagnosticMessage='password expired!', responseControls={PasswordExpiredControl(isCritical=false)}), result code=PASSWORD_EXPIRED, vendor=SUN_ONE

Agent: User locked or disabled

POST initiated with result status=FAILURE, actionType=USER_AUTH_AND_UPDATE, actionId=ADSuh3qBZ7EjPu40H0g3, diagnostic message=Account inactivated. Contact system administrator., error code=53, matched,ou=userstest,dc=oktalab,dc=local, message=LDAPException(resultCode=53 (unwilling to perform), errorMessage='Account inactivated. Contact system administrator.', diagnosticMessage='Account inactivated. Contact system administrator.'), result code=unwilling to perform, vendor=SUN_ONE