DimCM: Get error trying to run sso_encstring.bat when setting up for encrypted password strings for SSO

ID:    S143379
Published:    19 February 2021

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  • Dimensions CM


The Dimensions Administrator's Guide documents the use of sso_encstring.bat for encrypting password strings for SSO.  The result of this encryption is place in the  Tomcat webapps\idp\WEB-INF\conf\Configuration.xml file.


After a new installation, running sso_encstring.bat may yield the error:


Error: Could not find or load main class



 For sso_encstring.bat to run successfully, the IDP application must be properly deployed in the Tomcat webapps folder.  By default a Dimensions installation will not deploy this file.


After installation, the idp.war file is located at: <Program Files>\Micro Focus\Dimensions 14.5\CM\webtools\sso\idp.war


Copy this file into: <Tomcat-home>\webapps\ folder.  Tomcat will deploy the war file, creating an idp folder within the webapps folder.  Depending on your version of Tomcat you may have to wait a few minutes for this to deploy or you may have to restart Tomcat.


Once this file is deployed the sso_encstring.bat command file will work as documented.

Applies To

Dimensions CM 14.5.1

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