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-1418 & -603 Errors during the creation of Server Certificates

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-1418 & -603 Errors during the creation of Server Certificates
ERROR: "Step 6 failed -603"
Pkidiag reports error -1418
"ndsconfig upgrade" reports error -1418
iManager & ConsoleOne reports error -1418 & error - 603 while creating server certificates


  1. Remove and recreate the CA(Certificate Authority) object using iManager or ConsoleOne. Please follow the steps in the following link to recreate the CA object. for "How to upgrade the Organizational Certificate Authority (CA)".
  2. Run pkidiag on NetWare or "ndsconfig upgrade " on Linux or  use iManager or ConsoleOne to recreate the server certificates
    Refer to the following link to recreate the Certificates if needed
    http:// 0 36456798

Additional Information

Error -1418 can occur in two scenarios. While working on Universal Password issues, error -1418 indicates a Tree-Key corruption or NICI file system corruption. Error -1418 error during the creation of server certificates indicates corruption of Certificate Authority(CA) object.


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  • Document ID:7000484
  • Creation Date:26-MAY-08
  • Modified Date:29-APR-13
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