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Unable to login to the Web Calendar Publishing Host Administration Console

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Novell GroupWise 8
Novell NetWare 6.5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 2003


ERROR: "Login Failed" while logging to Web Calendar Publishing Host Administration Console using URL http://IPAddressofWebServer:Port/gwcal/admin


Reported to Engineering
Workaround Steps:
  1. Launch ConsoleOne.
  2. In NDS, create a Group named "calpub_admin".
  3. Under the membership tab of the Group add the "admin" user.
  4. Edit  SYS:Novell\Calhost\calhost.cfg file on a Netware Server and /var/opt/novell/groupwise/calhost.cfg on a Linux Server , to modify the following lines:

    "Admin.Ldap.context=cn={0} " , to add the context of hte user going to log in the Webadministration Console. 
    "Admin.Attr.value=cn=groupname,ou=SubContainer(if any),o=Top Container . (That is the Fully Distinguished Name  of the "calpub_admin" Group)
  5. Shut down Apache by typing ap2webdn on NetWare and rcapache2 stop on Linux.
  6. Shut down Tomcat by typing java -exit on NetWare and rctomcat5 stop  on Linux and rcnovell-tomcat5 stop  on OES 2 Linux.
  7. Start Apache by typing ap2webup on NetWare and rcapache2 start on Linux.
  8. Start Tomcat by typing tomcat4 or tomcat5 on NetWare and rctomcat5 start on Linux or rcnovell-tomcat5 start on OES 2 Linux.
  9. Login to the Web Calendar Publishing Administration Console.
Additional Steps To Be Performed For Netware & Windows:
  1. For NetWare copy file rootcert.der to SYS:\Novell\Groupwise\calhost folder . For Windows, copy rootcert.der file to the folder which contains calhost.cfg file.
  2. Edit calhost.cfg file and under "Admin.Ldap.ip=IP_Address:636 " . Save the file.
  3. Restart tomcat.

Bug Number


Additional Information

Steps to Duplicate:

  1. Install Groupwise 8 or Groupwise 8 Hot Patch agents on either Netware or Linux Platform.
  2. Install Web Calendar Publishing Host and configure it.
  3. Open a browser and access the Web Calendar Publishing Host Administration Console using the URL: "http://ip_address_of_webserver:port/gwcal/admin" or "http://domain_name_of_web_server:port/gwcal/admin"
  4. Try to login as any Groupwise user.
  5. It gives an error "Login Failed".


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  • Document ID:7002741
  • Creation Date:16-MAR-09
  • Modified Date:30-APR-12
    • NovellGroupWise
      Open Enterprise Server
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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