Source: eDirectory or NDS
Explanation: An attempt to authenticate an eDirectory or NDS client or to authenticate to an eDirectory or NDS server failed.
WARNING: Applying all solutions mentioned in this topic could make the problem worse if the actual cause of the problem is not known. Before following a course of action, make sure that you understand the cause of the error and the consequences for the actions suggested.
Possible Cause: An invalid password was received during the attempt to authenticate.
Action: Attempt to authenticate again. Make sure the password is entered correctly.
Possible Cause: If this error occurs during an attempt to establish communication to a server, the remote IDs on the source and/or target servers are invalid.
Action: To resolve a suspected remote ID issue, use the DSREPAIR Advanced Menu option View Remote Server ID List. Select any eDirectory or NDS server listed and then select the option to repair all remote IDs. Perform this operation on both the target and source servers. Repeat this operation until neither the source or target server reports any error.
Possible Cause: The source or target servers could be using an invalid Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA) public key.
When the source server is using or looking at the wrong public key, the key is the right format, but is for the wrong object. If the problem is the public key, do one of the following:
WARNING: Using the Send All Objects option generates a high level of network traffic.
If another server can authenticate, then do a Send All Objects from the correct server, or Receive All Objects on the target server (but only if the server with the correct copy has the master replica).
Make sure that you do not send copies containing incorrect public keys.
If no servers can authenticate to the target server, remove eDirectory or NDS from the target server and reinstall it into the tree, or contact a Novell Support Provider.