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Error DGL5164A in the IBM Content Manager Admin Console when Resource Manager is selected

Technote (troubleshooting)


Select an IBM Resource Manager (RM) within the IBM Content Manager (CM) Admin Console; error message DGL5164A is displayed. Following the error it is not possible to make changes within the RM section of the Admin Console.


Resource Manager log entry:
4-01-26 13:37:55.347000 context: [WebContainer : 0] - ICM9882: A logon
attempt failed from address (IP removed) , host (IP removed) for user name
RMADMIN. - logon(
ICMRM:ERROR 2014-01-26 13:37:55.347000 context: [WebContainer : 0] - ICM9840: Decryption
error: {0}, Return Code: 9840 - doLogon( ICM9840: Decryption
error: {0}, Return Code: 9840


This issue can occur because although LDAP authentication is being used for general users, RMADMIN is not an LDAP user.

By default, in CM 8.4 the file will only have one line, which is CMCFGDIR (eg. CMCFGDIR=/CMHomeDir/cmgmt/connectors). When the setting CMCOMMON_LDAP is enabled, CM will attempt to access the RMCONFIGURATION table, which will cause authentication issues.

CMCOMMON_LDAP is a setting which was present in CM 8.3 and would have been included in the old file.

Resolving the problem

To resolve this do the following:

  • Disable the CMCOMMON_LDAP setting in the CM RMCONFIGURATION table.
  • Restart the RM application, and attempt to access the Resource Manager database through the CM Admin Console.

Related information


Document information

More support for: Content Manager Enterprise Edition
Resource Manager

Software version: 8.4.3,,,

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1663016

Modified date: 07 December 2016