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Re: OpenLDAP client TLS configuration

At 12:37 PM 9/22/2006, Howard Chu wrote:
Dan O'Reilly wrote:
At 01:48 PM 9/21/2006, Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:
At 12:00 PM 9/21/2006, Dan O'Reilly wrote:
>I'm trying to get an OpenLDAP client to use TLS to talk to (non-OpenLDAP) LDAP server. This LDAP server is properly configured for TLS (as verified by other (non-OpenLDAP) LDAP clients).

Verify the server is configured properly for LDAP over TLS (ldaps://)
using the OpenSSL s_client program (with certificate verification
Well, I guess the specific question I would have here is "what certificates/keys/etc are even required for this?". When setting up the LDAP server I was told by the people who supply it that I would need only a trusted root certificate from the LDAP server to do authentication, but I was also told by another person at that company that I would need more than just that one certificate. What specifically would LDAP need? I suspect my problem isn't really so much one of a misconfigured server so much as not having all the necessary certs and/or keys available, that sort of thing.

See the Admin Guide, it's all spelled out there. http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin23/tls.html

That indicates that client certificates are optional, only required to validate using SASL (which I'm not trying to do), so I don't think I need one (is that correct?). Additionally, am I correct in my interpretation that I need both a trusted root certificate from the CA plus a server certificate?

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