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Logon Help: "Could not connect to IDM server" Message

Hi all,

I'm implementing Logon Help with IdM 7.2 and I'm experiencing the message "Could not connect to IDM Server".

In the backend is everything set (also group policy) and connecting as well as through https.

I'm guessing that this could be a Windows Problem (here we have with w7) or certificate.

Do you guys have any thougts about it?



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  • Mar 30, 2016 at 05:41 PM

    Hi Rafael,

    Ordinarily there should not be a certificate needed for IDM (IDM 8 is a whole different scenario), however it can be supported.

    Typically an error like this could mean a couple of things:

    1. Is your Datasource set up correctly in NetWeaver?

    2. Are the ports open for your database and NetWeaver?

    3. Can you connect without the use of a certificate? This would help you to determine if this is a Cert issue or an IDM configuration issue.

    Hope this helps!


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    Apr 08, 2016 at 02:51 PM

    Hi guys,

    The computer that I'm using to test was moved to an OU without policies, setted to connect to the IdM server.

    However, the same message is showing up in the screen!

    I turned on WireShark log to see what going on and I realized that Logon Help is trying to connect to the IdM server port 50001 and also has a push to 51894 and this port is not open (tried by telnet). I realized too that Logon Help is trying others ports dynamically.

    So, I requested to infrastructure support to open the range 5000 to 60000.

    Just to let you know: IC run in Windows and front-end JAVA in Linux.

    Let me know if you guys have any suggestion.



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    • Former Member Matt Pollicove


      I have been trying to connect to IdM server with port 50001 (by Telnet) and I get successful. So, I noticed that in this port is activated SSL, therefore I have read LH Installation Guide and there is a note that the TLS has to be activated as well.

      I requested to basis team to verify it for me. Do you know if this is extremely important or just with SSL I should establish the connection?