|Applies To||iPlanet Web Server|
RSA ACE/Agent 1.1 for Netscape
|Issue||Error: "Node verification failed" and "Passcode accepted" when using RSA ACE/Agent for Netscape|
When trying to authenticate via RSA ACE/Agent for Netscape/iPlanet, the passcode is accepted, but then the error "Node verification failed" appears in ACE/Server log
|Cause||The permissions on the web server /var/ace/data directory are such that the Netscape administrator cannot write to it. ACE/Server receives a proper passcode but fails to place the node secret in /var/ace/data due to this permission problem. This further results in a securid error on the HTML page. The log monitor of the ACE/Server shows passcode accepted node verification failed.|
|Resolution||In order to properly send the node secret from the Master ACE/Server to the iPlanet Web Server or Netscape Enterprise Server, the /var/ace/data directory must be writable by the Netscape administrator. After the permissions have been changed and authenticated, check the /var/ace/data directory on the web server for the 'securid' file. |
There are several ways to determine who is the Netscape Server administrator.
1. Look for the line 'user' under server preferences from a web browser:
Click on the webserver name
Click 'view server settings'
Look at line which reads User: <name of netscape administrator>
2. View the contents of the magnus.conf file by doing the following:
cat magnus.conf |grep -i user
|Legacy Article ID||a673|