Category Archives: Troubleshooting

Topics relating to diagnostics, tracing, debugging and error identification can be found here.

Read Google chrome SAML cookies.

Recently I had to investigate for a situation where a user would sign into a Google chrome account and a desktop application on the same machine had to somehow pick up the cookie and use it to communicate to web services, very similar to Cross browser \ application SSO. 

Memory leak within WCF?

Memory leak within WCF? So yesterday my team had to trace a possible memory issue within our application. We used the built in memory tools within Visual Studio and identified that the ‘leak’ was within our WCF infrastructure. What was strange was that the problem came from the System.ServiceModel.Channels.BufferManager which is native .net code… So how… Read More »

LDAPS – The server is not operational

What is LDAPS? LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. It is the protocol used to talk to Active Directory (AD). Some people confuse to two and refer to AD as LDAP. LDAPS is the LDAP protocol but with security similar to HTTP and HTTPS. an SSL certificate is used to encrypt the traffic flowing… Read More »

unable to check revocation

The revocation function was unable to check revocation .. huh? The error ‘The revocation function was unable to check revocation because the revocation server was offline.’ is raised when an application is trying to check if the provided certificate is valid but it is unable to connect to the revocation server.