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1788653 - javax.naming.OperationNotSupportedException: LDAP: error code 53(WILL_NOT_PERFORM)


  • The User Management Engine (UME) is configured to use Active Directory as an LDAP datasource. See LDAP Directory as Data Source for more details.
  • The UME is configured to use a datasource XML file that allows writable access to the Active Directory e.g. dataSourceConfiguration_ads_writeable_db.xml, dataSourceConfiguration_ads_deep_writeable_db.xml etc.
  • There is an SSL connection between the UME and Active Directory. This is a requirement in order to allow the creation of Active Directory users and password resets using the User Administration UIs. See note 673824 for more details.
  • The user used by the UME to connect to the Active Directory i.e. the user specified as the value of UME property ume.ldap.access.user, has sufficient permissions at Active Directory level to allow users to be created in the Active Directory using the User Administration UIs of the AS Java.
  • An attempt to create a user via the User Administration Identity Management console fails with error message:


  • In the server traces an error such as the following can be found:

Naming exception when trying to create principal USER.CORP_LDAP.ldapuser14

javax.naming.OperationNotSupportedException: [LDAP: error code 53 - 0000052D: SvcErr: DSID-031A0FC0, problem 5003 (WILL_NOT_PERFORM), data 0
]; remaining name 'cn=ldapuser14'
at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.mapErrorCode(
at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.processReturnCode(
at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.processReturnCode(
at com.sun.jndi.ldap.LdapCtx.c_createSubcontext(
at com.sun.jndi.toolkit.ctx.ComponentDirContext.p_createSubcontext(
at com.sun.jndi.toolkit.ctx.PartialCompositeDirContext.createSubcontext(
at com.sun.jndi.toolkit.ctx.PartialCompositeDirContext.createSubcontext(



Netweaver AS Java all releases with Active Directory as UME datasource.


SAP NetWeaver 2004 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP NetWeaver 7.4 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3 ; SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package 3 for SAP NetWeaver 7.0


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