SiteMinder bind to User Directory fails partially with Error 49 - Invalid credentials

Document ID : KB000026630
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Binding to a user directory fails with Error 49 - Invalid Credentials even though the credentials are valid.

Please clarify why this is happening.


The invalid credentials results from a persistent connection to the user directory.

SiteMinder uses persistent connections to avoid incurring the overhead of a new TCP connection everytime a request is made.

The solution is to restart Siteminder after making changes to the authentication credentials of the User Directory. This will force all the connections to close and on restart Siteminder will establish new ones.

The log will usually show the following error:

SmDsLdapConnMgr Bind. Server Error 49 - Invalid credentials.