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IBM Rational Change needs configuration change when Rational Directory Server URL and password are changed

Technote (troubleshooting)


The URL to the IBM Rational Directory Server (RDS) and the password credentials for the Rational Directory server may get changed on the Rational Directory Server itself and the change needs to be updated in the Rational Change application as well to allow for administration operations.


Rational Change admin cannot connect to Rational Directory Server after password change on RDS.


The password or URL was changed in RDS and needs to be changed in the Rational Change


Diagnosing the problem

Has the password, URL or username been changed on the Rational Directory Server?

Resolving the problem

Edit the Rational Directory Server (RDS) URL in the rds_config.xml file.

  1. In the rds_config.xml file edit the <url> line:


  2. Save the file if that is all that is needed.

  3. If the RDS Admin username and password needs to be changed as well:
    1. In the rds_config.xml edit the username and password lines.

    2. Put in the new user name and replace the <password> line with


      The user name is changed, but the original <password> is replaced with <password-unencrypted>, whose content is a clear-text password. When the server reloads, the password is encrypted.

Document information

More support for: Rational Change
Directory Server

Software version: 5.2, 5.3

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1624466

Modified date: 08 March 2013

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