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Policy Server :: Error Message : Delete of Tombstones failed


Article ID: 49476


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CA Single Sign On Secure Proxy Server (SiteMinder) CA Single Sign On SOA Security Manager (SiteMinder) CA Single Sign-On



What are the reasons of the following error message:

[1331/24][Tue Jan 11 2011 09:35:47][CA.XPS:XPSIO040][ERROR] Delete of Tombstones failed.


The tombstone message appears in the log for the following reasons:

  1. The search the tombstone is taking too long. It searches the Policy Store for the entries and it can time out.

  2. The policy store cannot be contacted or not responding, i.e. down.

  3. The records that the Policy Server believes need to be removed have already been removed. This can happen if there are 2 Policy Servers using the same Policy Store or depending on how the entries where changed they could have already been deleted.

  4. The XPS object entry was never there or was not created and the modification is deleting tombstones for non-existent objects.


Component: SMPLC