There is no content available error in WebSphere Portal V8 after configuring LDAP security

When you login to the WebSphere Portal V8 after configuring the security with LDAP server, you will get the following error in the browser:

“There is no content available. Please check if there is content defined for the markup of your client device. “

In the SystemOut.log following exception is logged:

EJPSG0015E: Data Backend Problem CWWIM4548E  The LDAP attribute used as an external identifier ‘ibm-entryuuid’ has a null value for entity ‘uid=wpsadmin...


Add the following line in wimconfig.xml located at <wp_profile_root>/config/cells/<cellname>/wim/config.


<config:externalIdAttributes name=”distinguishedName”/>

<config:attributes name=”userPassword” propertyName=”password”>





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I am IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect, Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator, Oracle Certified Programmer in Java and Web Component Developer, and TOGAF 9 certified with over 10 years of support and development experience in IBM middleware software and Java. Additionally, have a sound grip in databases and OpenStack administration. I hold the following certifications: IBM Certified Infrastructure Systems Architect Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) TOGAF 9 Certified Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE6 Web Component Developer Oracle Certified Professional – Java 6 Programmer ITIL v3 Foundation Certified IBM Certified Solution Architect – Cloud Computing Infrastructure V1 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Portal V8, V7, V6.1, V6 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server V7, V6.1 IBM Certified System Administrator – AIX V7 IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere MQ V7 IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Business Process Manager Advanced V7.5 IBM Certified Solution Advisor – Cloud Computing Architecture V3 IBM Certified Solution Developer – WebSphere Portal V5.1
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