Enabling Secure LDAP


Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) will transmit information over the network in clear text. It may be possible in certain circumstances when communicating over wired or wireless networks that information transmitted in clear text may be able to be intercepted and captured. It is Clearlogins recommendation that Secure LDAP (LDAPS) be used in conjunction with LDAP. LDAPS transmits LDAP information in a secure encrypted fashion using SSL. This is not a firm requirement but is recommended when possible.

For more information on enabling LDAPS, please refer to the following articles. These articles have not been written by nor are they maintained by Clearlogin. Please use at your own risk.

Enabling LDAPS in Active Directory: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321051
OpenLDAP Administration Guide: http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin24/

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