Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CallManager)

CallManager User Receives the kCtiProviderOpenFailure - CTI application failed to open provider Error Message

Document ID: 70226

Updated: Apr 13, 2009



This document describes why the Cisco CallManager user receives the error message Error: kCtiProviderOpenFailure - CTI application failed to open provider after the Active Directory (AD) integration plug-in is installed on the Cisco CallManager server. This document also provides a resolution for this issue.



Cisco recommends that you have knowledge of these topics:

  • Cisco CallManager

  • Cisco CallManager Attendant Console

Components Used

The information in this document is based on Cisco CallManager 3.3 and later.

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.


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After the AD integration plug-in is installed on the Cisco CallManager server, this error message appears in the event viewer:

Error: kCtiProviderOpenFailure - CTI application failed to open provider
  CTIconnectionId: 1
  Login User Id: ac
  UNKNOWN_PARAMNAME:ReasonCode: 2362179680
  App ID: Cisco CTIManager
  Cluster ID: ZLDNCM01-Cluster
  Node ID:
  Explanation: Application is unable to open provider.
  Recommended Action: Check the reason code and correct the problem. Restart CTIManager 
  if problem persists..

This error message occurs if you have a Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) application and ac user created, and it cannot authenticate or connect to the CTI. This indicates that the Telephony Call Dispatcher (TCD) service is not able to connect to the CTI because of a login failure. Either the user ID or password provided by TCD does not match the credentials in the directory.

Solution 1

Complete these steps to resolve the issue:

  1. Choose Service > Cisco CM Attendant Console > Cisco CM Attendant Console User in the Cisco CallManager Administration Window to check your AD to see if there is one user named ac.


  2. Click Find after you specify the appropriate search text (if applicable) from the drop-down list.


  3. If you find the user named ac, make sure that the password for this ac user is 12345. If not, use the acconfig.Bat utility to reset the password.

  4. Restart the CTI Manager and TCD services.

    Refer to Activating the Cisco Telephony Call Dispatcher Service and Activating the CTIManager Service for more information.

If you do not find the user named ac, create a user called ac with these values in the Global Directory:

  • First Name—Attendant

  • Last Name—Console

  • User ID—ac

  • Password—12345

  • Pin—12345

  • Enable CTI Application Use—Make sure that this is checked.

  • Call Park Retrieval Allowed—Make sure that this is checked.

Solution 2

Another common cause in this scenario is that the ac user or CTI Framework (CTIFW) is not configured with a valid password in the directory. Cisco WebAttendant utilizes a special user that is not visible from the Cisco CallManager Administration (cn=CTI Framework and mail=ctifw (Netscape) or SAMAccountName=ctifw (AD)) to authenticate with the Cisco CallManager. If you specify a user search attribute other than the default when you configure the plug-in, make sure that you set the value for the attribute for the CTIFW user to ctifw. If you specify uid as your user search attribute, edit the CTIFW user entry in your directory by setting it to uid=ctifw. If you use WebAttendant, refer to Integrating Cisco WebAttendant with the Corporate Directory Service.

Solution 3

If you receive the same error message with the reason code -1932787616, complete these steps in order to resolve the issue:

  1. Reset the CCMSysUser password with CCMPWDChanger. In order to do this, refer to the procedure in Enabling Cisco IP Services After Directory Integration on the Publisher Database Server.

  2. Restart the Cisco Call Back, Cisco IPMA, Cisco TFTP, Cisco TomCAT, Cisco CTIManager, and Cisco CallManager Extension Mobility services on the server on which you installed the plugin, so the password change takes effect. In order to restart a service, choose Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Services. Choose a service in the list, right-click the service, and choose Restart.

  3. Make sure that the CCMSysUser account is not locked out in Active Directory. If it is locked out, unlock the account in order to resolve the issue.

If the reason code for the error kCtiProviderOpenFailure is -1932787613, it is recommended that you check the replication with DBLHelper. Also check if servers still exist in the CallManager database even if they are removed from the cluster. If any entry of a removed server exists, you need to remove the entry to resolve the issue.

Solution 4

Perform these steps:

  1. Login into a Cisco CallManager Server and bring up a Command Window; go to Start > Run and enter cmd.

  2. In the command window, CD to C:\Program Files\Cisco\CallManagerAttendant.

  3. Execute the command notepad etc\

  4. Locate the JTAPI_PASSWORD= line.

  5. Execute bin\acenc.exe <new password>. This generates an encrypted copy of <new password>.

  6. Copy the output and place it after JTAPI_PASSWORD=.

  7. Save it and exit from the notepad.

  8. Restart the Cisco Telephony Call Dispatcher service.

Related Information

Updated: Apr 13, 2009
Document ID: 70226