LDAPS authentication from SLES not working, but LDAP does.

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


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11


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).


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

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


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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