I am completely new to LDAP and ApacheDS,

so if I am asking something silly, please bare with me.


I am trying to create Single Sign-on layer for few web apps using Spring Security3, CAS, ApacheDS

as per “Spring Security 3” book, ch.10.

(had many problems, latest – with CAS, but that is besides the scope here).


I changed configuration to use external ApacheDS on localhost,

Installed ApacheDS 1.5.7 & Studio 1.5.3

Tried to import sample LDIF file and on first node got an exception:


Error while importing LDIF

- [LDAP: error code 32 - NO_SUCH_OBJECT: failed for     Add Request

   javax.naming.NameNotFoundException: [LDAP: error code 32 -

NO_SUCH_OBJECT: failed for

Add Request : ClientEntry

     dn: dc=jbcppets,dc=com

     objectClass: extensibleObject

     objectClass: domain

     objectClass: top

     dc: jbcppets

: ERR_268 Cannot find a partition for dc=jbcppets,dc=com];

remaining name 'dc=jbcppets,dc=com'

         at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.mapErrorCode(Unknown Source)

         at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.processReturnCode(Unknown Source)

         at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.processReturnCode(Unknown Source)

         at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.c_createSubcontext(Unknown Source)


Googled up a few interesting replies to that problem, most said that need to create Partition first with 'dc=jbcppets,dc=com'


So I tried many times to add segments like that to server.xml  partitions  section,

Following: http://directory.apache.org/apacheds/1.5/143-adding-your-own-partition-resp-suffix.html

Restart server, but still do NOT get new namingContexts in Root DSE.


<jdbmPartition id="sevenSeas" suffix="o=sevenSeas" />


      <jdbmPartition id="jbcppets" cacheSize="100" suffix="dc=jbcppets,dc=com" optimizerEnabled="true"



                <jdbmIndex attributeId="dc" cacheSize="100"/>

                                <jdbmIndex attributeId="ou" cacheSize="100"/>

                                <jdbmIndex attributeId="krb5PrincipalName" cacheSize="100"/>

                                <jdbmIndex attributeId="uid" cacheSize="100"/>

          <jdbmIndex attributeId="objectClass" cacheSize="100"/>




      <jdbmPartition id="jbcppets" cacheSize="100" suffix="dc=jbcppets,dc=com" optimizerEnabled="true"  syncOnWrite="true"/>



Interestingly, although originally for  dc=example,dc=com  there was a namingContexts in right panel,

there was no entry in RootDSE (as per picture in documentation above),

well I added NewContextEntry, so now looks like in the doc.


Also tried to rename existing dc=example,dc=com   into example2:     dc=example2,dc=com  there, restarted server,

but it still shows  dc=example,dc=com  ,  not example2.

Is it cached ?


Cleared IE cache.  Using Win XP.  No difference, still same problem.


Am I doing something wrong ?



Please help !


(I am attaching my full server.xml.)





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