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Error: "Cannot perform login: <username>" when logging in on OES Linux

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Novell Client for Linux


When a user tries to login to a Novell server using a command line such as:

nwlogin -s -u admin -c mycontext -t mytree

they get the following error:

Cannot perform login: admin.mycontext is not a user object


Follow the steps to fix/restore the registry configuration on the OES Server found in Section 8.15 of the "NetStorage Administration Guide for Linux" entitled "Losing Registry Information After an Upgrade from OES 2 SP2 to OES 2 SP3."

Additional Information

Hint: View the versions of Novell Client related modules using this command:

rpm -q novell-client novell-client-script novell-novfsd novell-xtier-base novell-xtier-core novell-xtier-xplat


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  • Document ID:7011399
  • Creation Date:20-NOV-12
  • Modified Date:07-APR-13
    • NovellClient for Open Enterprise Server (Client)

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