Failed to get the DD Reference for an Attribute, Attr = CA.SM::Domain.IMSEnvironmentsLink

Document ID : KB000049234
Last Modified Date : 05/10/2018
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Introduction:

Description:

Make sure to run the siteminder_home\xps\dd\IdmSmObjects.xdd

Solution:

You may encounter a problem with WAM UI that is unable to create CA SSO (formerly known as SiteMinder) domains. The smps and site minder trace files may show the following errors:

   [08/28/2012][10:14:14.274][10:14:14][2336][3724][][XPS][][][][][][][][][][][][   
   ][][][][][][][][][LogMessage:ERROR: Failed to get the DD Reference for an   
   Attribute, Attr = CA.SM::Domain.IMSEnvironmentsLink, Vendor = CA, Prod = SM,   
   Class = Domain]   
   [08/28/2012][10:14:14.274][10:14:14][2336][3724][][XPS][][][][][][][][][][][][   
   ][][][][][][][][][LogMessage:ERROR: Failed to set the value for an Attribute,   
   Attr = CA.SM::Domain.IMSEnvironmentsLink, Vendor = CA, Prod = SM, Class =   
   Domain]   
   [08/28/2012][10:14:14.274][10:14:14][2336][3724][][XPS][][][][][][][][][][][][   
   ][][][][][][][][][LogMessage:ERROR: Failed Create Operation]   
   [08/28/2012][10:14:14.274][10:14:14][2336][3724][][XPS][][][][][][][][][][][][   
   ][][][][][][][][][LogMessage:ERROR: Cannot Process the Request.]

This happens when using CA SSO (Site Minder)12.5. The policy store extensions of that version were updated. You can check Identity Manager 12.6 configuraiton guide -> page 308:

Import Data Definitions into the Policy Store
You can control the access of a user to application functions using SiteMinder policies. The Policy Server installation includes the required data definitions to allow this control. You import the IdmSmObjects.xdd
file from this location:

siteminder_home\xps\dd   
siteminder_home is the Policy Server installation path.

The new extensions consist of this XDD file and require the creation of the new XPS objects.

The error above can happen if:

  • Site Minder policy server was extended to support Identity Manager (running the IDM installer on the site minder machine)
     
  • The IdmSmObjects.xdd was not imported.

In this situation Site Minder is expecting to find the objects/attributes related to the identity manager in the schema (such as: Domain.IDMEnvironmentsLink above) but won't find them and fail on the reference error above.

Make sure to run this IdmSmObjects.xdd as documented to overcome this error.

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