Setting up LDAP SSL (LDAPS) for Active Directory and the GroupWise POA

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  • 13-Mar-2013
  • 13-Mar-2013


Microsoft Active Directory
Microsoft Windows 2008
Novell GroupWise 2012 Support Pack 1


Active Directory is being used as a LDAP server for GroupWise.
Need some additional info on getting LDAP SSL (LDAPS) to work with GroupWise.


With Win2008, root certificate needs to be exported from the Windows CA server, not the cert that the LDAP service uses. 

Follow the steps below to do this:

  1. Run certsrv.msc on the Windows CA server.
  2. Highlight the server CA, such as dfs2008.Dell192-CA.  Right click and select properties
  3. On the general tab, highlight Certificate #0 and select View Certificate.
  4. Select Details tab, Copy to file.
  5. Export cert as DER encoded binary x.509 (cer) format.
  6. Give it a filepath/filename.
  7. Copy exported cert to where POA can access it, modify LDAP server info.