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RE: TLS-based authentication?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of Stephen Frost

> * Greg Matthews (gmatt@nerc.ac.uk) wrote:
> > TLS is a method of negotiating encryption and not an authentication
> > method. Therefore you can use simple authentication with
> TLS transport
> > for secure connections or if you're really going to push
> the boat out
> > have a play with sasl and TLS.
> Ah, you can do TLS auth using certificates and sasl external.


> The question was if anyone was doing it.  I've received one
> response so far
> indicating they were using it, or working on setting it up.

We use this extensively in Symas Connexitor Enterprise Management System.
Whether our customers realize this or not is a separate issue; we just note
that all Connexitor communications are secured by strong mutual
authentication and encryption...

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  Chief Architect, Symas Corp.       Director, Highland Sun
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