These messages are common. it is trying to search in the internal database. To find out what's causing the issue do the following
1. login to ASSO console.
2. Click edit server configuration
3. Change the log level to "Message" and save
5. Open the debug.out.* file
6. Search for "Validating user" and follow the logs. It will show you what's the actual problem is.
Made some progress! Had to create a new certificate and import it, which gave me this,
"2015-11-05 10:02:23" "Login Success" "id=T\, Jon,ou=user,o=bmcrealm,ou=services,dc=opensso,dc=java,dc=net" 29d6300b92693ac901 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 INFO o=bmcrealm,ou=services,dc=opensso,dc=java,dc=net "cn=dsameuser,ou=DSAME Users,dc=opensso,dc=java,dc=net" AUTHENTICATION-100 BMC_AUTH_MOD__BmcRealm_LDAP_1446782955137 "Not Available" 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1
Need to get the access squared away for the proper admin access to the SSO application and start integrating the different products, but this was a great step!
That is great. Just make sure that user ids you are getting from ldap is what you need. whether you want all in lower case or upper case? choose an attribute in LDAP that can give this value directly.
Good luck with rest of the integratio