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After upgrade to WFA 5.1 RC1 the authentication over LDAP does not work anymore

Applies to

  • OnCommand Workflow Automation WFA 5.1RC1
  • Windows Server as host


After Upgrading WFA to version 5.1RC1 the LDAP authentication fails, more specifically LDAPS is affected

error in wfa_ldap.log

2020-03-04 09:40:34,381 ERROR [com.netapp.wfa.ldap.LdapWrapper] (default task-5) Failed to find user in LDAP: javax.naming.CommunicationException: qbitdcp001.operation.lan:636 [Root exception is java.lang.NullPointerException]...


error in wfa.log

2020-03-04 09:40:34,350 WARN  [com.netapp.wfa.common.ssl.SslCertificateUtils] (default task-5) Failed during SSLCertificateUtils:getKeyStore:
 at java.base/
 at java.base/com.sun.crypto.provider.JceKeyStore.engineLoad(
 at java.base/
 at deployment.wfa-0.5.ear.common- .....




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