LDAPS authentication from SLES not working, but LDAP does.

  • 7014087
  • 11-Nov-2013
  • 02-Dec-2013

Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

Situation

After building a new server (via automated tools), users in an ldap source could authenticate if using straight ldap (i.e. port 389), but not if using ldaps (port 636).

Resolution

Ensure the proper data is in both "Certificate Directory" and "CA Certificate File" fields under:

YaST
  -> Network Services
    -> LDAP client
      -> Client Settings tab

Cause

Server was built with a custom, automated build tool which did not populate these fields.

Additional Information

Utilizing YaST to activate LDAP authentication will help ensure a proper configuration.

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