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Re: Problem verifying self signed certificate

On Sun, 4 Sep 2005, Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:

> Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2005 10:51:16 -0700
> From: Kurt D. Zeilenga <Kurt@OpenLDAP.org>
> To: Peter Marschall <peter@adpm.de>
> Cc: James Wilde <james_wilde@glocalnet.com>,
>     openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org
> Subject: Re: Problem verifying self signed certificate
> At 08:45 AM 9/4/2005, Peter Marschall wrote:
> >AFAIK this is expected behaviour as you cannot use a self-signed server
> >certificate with openLDAP.
> Have you examined the certificate at ldap.openldap.org?
> It's a self-signed certificate.

A self signed certificate cannot be verified.  For that you will need
the certificate to be signed by a trusted CA.  However, a selfsigned
certificate can be used to establish an encrypted connection.