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Hi All, I am getting an error in SAP BO 4.1 CMC:

I am trying to set up Windows AD as Authentication method:

while trying to invoke the method of a null object returned from

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  • Sep 19, 2017 at 02:49 PM

    What action are you performing when this error occurs?

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    • Is part of all of your deployment installed on unix or linux? The AD auth plugin is only accessible if all CMS's are installed on windows. Other than that it would sound like a corruption issue either the installation or the CMS DB is not setup correctly


  • Jul 26, 2018 at 12:29 PM

    My Deployment is fully on Windows and my CMS database is on MS SQL Database also.

    I would be inclined to agree with a corruption with an entry in the CMS DB, but how do i find and fix this?

    Is there a way i can identify / clear the AD setup enty only from the database? Hopefully this will restore the AD page empty and i can redo the authentication setup. I have already migrated a large no of objects (almost 10,000 reports and universes) and about 6 app servers and cannot afford to re-initialize the database and do a manual data migration again.

    All assistance will be very much appreciated.

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    • One test is to create a temp CMS DB and repoint the SIA to that DB, configure AD and verify if it works, if so then the issue is with your current CMS DB. If not then it's probably some sort of an installation issue. This is rare, I'm not on the install/deploy team but I'm imagine trying a repair install, if that doesn't help you will probably need a support incident, or try to perform a clean reinstall