When running a 12.5 CA SiteMinder upgrade, you need to run the following command (From the Policy Server R12.5 CA SiteMinder Upgrade guide):
You may see the following error message:
CA-XPS:EDIT0059(WARN): Value for CA.SM::Variable.Definition is not a valid UTF-8 String.
CA-XPS:IMP0025(ERROR): Update of object with XID "CA.SM::[email protected]" failed. Error: "Value is not a valid UTF-8 string.".
CA-XPS:UTIL0179(FATAL): Import failed.
The problem is in the Federation Domain, the goal is to perform an export from a clean SiteMinder r12.5 CA SiteMinder environment and imported on the environment that needs to be upgraded (overwriting the entry that was giving us problem).
>> Make sure that the policy server is stopped during this upgrade.