CiscoSecure ACS 2.4 for Windows NT User Guide
System Messages

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System Messages

System Messages

This appendix contains a partial list of system messages for CiscoSecure ACS, an explanation of their meanings, and recommended action to resolve any problems.

Windows NT Event Log Service Startup Errors

Error Message   Could not initialize Crypto module

Explanation   The Microsoft Crypto API failed to initialize.

Recommended Action   Make sure you are running the U.S. version of Windows NT. Make sure the Crypto API files are not missing or corrupted.

Error Message   Failed to initialize working directories/files

Explanation   The Registry might be corrupt, or the files under the CSAuth folder might be missing or busy.

Recommended Action   Reinstall CiscoSecure ACS.

Error Message   One or more registry entries were missing/corrupt

Explanation   The CSAuth Registry either is corrupt or has missing values.

Recommended Action   Reinstall CiscoSecure ACS.

System Monitored Events

Error Message   Auth server down: Could not change Password

Explanation   CSMon could not change the password of the test account.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   <name>: Authenticated

Explanation   CSMon obtained an authentication via a CiscoSecure service.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   <name>: Failed to authenticate on test account

Explanation   CSMon failed to get an authentication via a CiscoSecure service.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   <name>: Failed to logon to test account.

Explanation   CSMon failed to log in via a CiscoSecure service.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   <name>: Failed to logoff from test account

Explanation   CSMon failed to log off via a CiscoSecure service.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   <name>: Logged Off

Explanation   CSMon logged off via a CiscoSecure service.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   <name>: Logged On

Explanation   CSMon obtained a login via a CiscoSecure service.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   Monitoring of <name> stopped as a service <name> was stopped properly

Explanation   A CiscoSecure service was shut down because a service it depended on has been shut down.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   Problem Authenticating from <name>. Got as far as <phase>

Explanation   CSMon could not authenticate a test account via a CiscoSecure service.<phase> is one of the following:

  • Launching Request to Protocol Module

  • Starting Processing in Protocol Module

  • Finishing Processing Protocol Module

  • Starting Processing in Auth Module

  • Finishing Processing in Auth Module

  • Logging

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   Problem Logging on to <name>. Got as far as <phase>

Explanation   CSMon could not log on to the named account via a CiscoSecure service. <phase> is one of the following:

  • Launching Request to Protocol Module

  • Starting Processing in Protocol Module

  • Finishing Processing Protocol Module

  • Starting Processing in Auth Module

  • Finishing Processing in Auth Module

  • Logging

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   Problem Logging Off from <name>. Got as far as <phase>

Explanation   CSMon could not logoff from the named account via a CiscoSecure service.<phase> is one of the following:

  • Launching Request to Protocol Module

  • Starting Processing in Protocol Module

  • Finishing Processing Protocol Module

  • Starting Processing in Auth Module

  • Finishing Processing in Auth Module

  • Logging

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   Problem Logging on to <name>. Got as far as <phase>.

Explanation   CSMon could not log on to the named account via a CiscoSecure service. <phase> is one of the following:

  • Launching Request to Protocol Module

  • Starting Processing in Protocol Module

  • Finishing Processing Protocol Module

  • Starting Processing in Auth Module

  • Finishing Processing in Auth Module

  • Logging

Recommended Action   No action required

Error Message   Service <name> could not be restarted

Explanation   CSMon has failed to restart the named CiscoSecure service.

Recommended Action   Manually start the applicable service from the command line or the Start: Control Panel: Services window.

Error Message   Service <name> has been restarted so monitoring will now continue

Explanation   The named CiscoSecure service has been restarted via the Windows NT Service Manager.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   Service <name> has been stopped properly. Monitoring will suspend until the service is restarted

Explanation   The named CiscoSecure service was shut down via the Windows NT Service Manager

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   Service <name> in transition state for too long... giving up

Explanation   CSMon waits only so long before giving up on a transitory service.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   Service <name> in transition/unknown state... will try again

Explanation   Windows NT Service Manager does not know what state a service is in.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   Service <name> not running: will attempt to restart

Explanation   CSMon has detected that the named CiscoSecure service is not running.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   Service <name> re-started OK

Explanation   CSMon has restarted the named CiscoSecure service

Recommended Action   No action required.

Replication Messages

Error Message   Cannot replicate to '<name>' - server not responding

Explanation   The named destination CiscoSecure ACS system was unreachable

Recommended Action   Check the connectivity between the remote CiscoSecure ACS and the replicating ACS. Verify that the IP address of the AAA server is correct under AAA entry.

Error Message   Database synchronization with host <name> failed - refer to CSAuth log file

Explanation   Part of the configuration set could not be sent to the named CiscoSecure ACS.

Recommended Action   Check the CSAuth log file to view the cause of the failure. The CSAuth log file is located in Program Files\CiscoSecure ACS v2.4\CSAuth\logs.

Error Message   Failed to send one or more files to host '<name>'

Explanation   Part of the replication set was not successfully sent to the remote CiscoSecure ACS.

Recommended Action   Check the connectivity between the remote CiscoSecure ACS and the replicating ACS. Verify that the IP address of the AAA server is correct under AAA entry.

Error Message   Host '<name>' has denied replication request

Explanation   Remote CiscoSecure ACS did not authorize replication.

Recommended Action   Verify that the remote ACS is accepting replication in the System Configuration: CiscoSecure Database Replication window.

Error Message   Host '<name>' not replied to replication request - possibly dead

Explanation   Remote CiscoSecure ACS did not respond to replication commit command.

Recommended Action   Check the systems' connectivity.

Error Message   Host '<name>' not configured to receive any matching information

Explanation   The remote CiscoSecure ACS is not configured to accept the information offered.

Recommended Action   Verify that the remote ACS has at least some replication components checked.

Error Message   Inbound database replication from host '<name>' denied

Explanation   Remote CiscoSecure ACS not authorized to replicate to this CiscoSecure ACS.

Recommended Action   Configure the remote CiscoSecure ACS to replicate to this CiscoSecure ACS.

Error Message   Inbound database replication from remote host has errors - refer to CSAuth logfile

Explanation   Inbound replication failed or was only partially successful.

Recommended Action   Check the CSAuth log file to view the cause of the error. The CSAuth log file is located in Program Files\CiscoSecure ACS v2.4\CSAuth\logs.

Error Message   Initiating outbound database replication

Explanation   CSAuth has started to replicate configuration information to another CiscoSecure ACS.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   Outbound database replication completed

Explanation   CSAuth has completed replication.

Recommended Action   No action required.

Error Message   Outbound database replication failed - refer to CSAuth log file

Explanation   Replication failed or was only partially successful.

Recommended Action   Check the CSAuth log file to view the cause of the failure. The CSAuth log file is located in Program Files\CiscoSecure ACS v2.4\CSAuth\logs.

Failed Attempts Messages

Error Message   Auth type not supported by External DB

Explanation   External DLL is not configured for requested authentication type.

Recommended Action   No action is required.

Error Message   Cached token rejected/expired

Explanation   The cached token is incorrect or has expired.

Recommended Action   Enter or re-enter the correct token.

Error Message   Failed to Allocate IP Address For User

Explanation   Internal error.

Recommended Action   The ACS pool has run out of available IP addresses. Extend the IP address ranges.

Error Message   Key Mismatch

Explanation   The NAS secret key did not match the CiscoSecure ACS configured key.

Recommended Action   Check the shared key between the ACS and the AAA Server.