OID 11G fails to start (privileged ports)

After failing to install OID with privileged ports (389/636), you may end up with [2013-01-07T14:59:45+01:00] [OID] [NOTIFICATION:16] [] [OIDLDAPD] [host: idm02.home.local] [pid: 6800] [tid: 0] Main:: sgslunlListen: IPV4 Bind failed (port=389), OS error=(13) [2013-01-07T14:59:45+01:00] [OID] [NOTIFICATION:16] [] [OIDLDAPD] [host: idm02.home.local.nl] [pid: 6800] [tid: 0] Main:: sgslunlListen:

APEX and ACL trouble (ORA-31204)

Today, I had to resolve an issue with an APEX LDAP call, that succeeded in the developer database, but failed in test with an ORA-31204: DBMS_LDAP: PL/SQL - Invalid LDAP Session.As this concerned 11G databases, my initial thought was: "Is an ACL defined?" On the other hand, I would have expected an error like "Access denied by ACL".Anyway, check acl's:column host format a30column acl format

Apex 4.2 just over the hill (Early Adopter)

Just missed Joels entry, but APEX 4.2 Early Adopter is available. See his post here.

[OSSO] W14: mod_osso is loaded logfile flooding

If your application server logging is flooded with errors as below, make sure you have any mod_osso config file defined. it does not matter if it is correct, or not used.[Thu May 24 15:55:42 2012] [warn] [client] [ecid: 10.xxx.yyy.zzz:12492:1337867740001,2] \n[OSSO] W14: mod_osso is loaded but OssoConfigFile does not appear to be set.\n

http-500: oracle.ias.repository.schema.SchemaException

If a Single Sign On enabled Forms server fails to perform SSO, and the client gets a http-500 error, with the stack trace below, then check your variables "oid_formsid" and "formsid_group_dn" in formsweb.cfg ($ORACLE_HOME/forms/server/formsweb.cfg)oracle.forms.net.ConnectionException: oracle.ias.repository.schema.SchemaException: Unable to connect to Oracle Internet Directory Server. Please

CheckRepositoryPermission connectAs

When a Single Sign On Forms environment fails to login, and the client shows the following stack, check if the forms container is correctly referenced in $ORACLE_HOME/config/jazn-data.xml.java.lang.SecurityException: access denied (oracle.ias.repository.schemaimpl.CheckRepositoryPermission connectAs) at oracle.security.jazn.util.JAZNSecurityManager.verifyPermission(Unknown Source) at

Resetting MS Windows Admin password

Of course, after all this time, I forgot the master password on the Windows Server image. Luckily, I have this bootable CDRom with password reset software. But this VMWare boots so damn quick, I can never complete the sequence Point Click to boot, CTRL-G, F2 fast enough to get into the BIOS and change the default boot options.Luckily, you can edit the configuration file, the .vmx file. Open it,