Red Hat Directory Server: Admin Server doesn't start - NSS errors

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Red Hat Direcory Server (RHDS) Admin does not start cleanly. Login not possible after start.
  • The following messages are seen in the error-log (/var/log/dirsrv/admin-srv/error):
[Thu Aug 08 09:24:17 2013] [error] NSS_Initialize failed. Certificate database: /etc/dirsrv/admin-serv.
[Thu Aug 08 09:24:17 2013] [error] SSL Library Error: -8038 SEC_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED
[Thu Aug 08 09:24:18 2013] [notice] child pid 23481 exit signal Segmentation fault (11)
  • I am not able to connect to a SSL secured RHDS Admin Server.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and 6
  • Red Hat Directory Server (RHDS) 8 and 9

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