Ldap over SSL

Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Fri Apr 26 11:58:20 CEST 2002

Sylvain Pereira wrote:
>>>I am developping a python cgi application to administrate an ldap
>>server for
>>>a customer.
>>What's the LDAP server product and OS?
> Well it's iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 on SunOS 8, and I already checked 
> the SSL connection with a Java program (I am new to python).
> The python cgi runs on an Irix 6.5

If it's running on a Unix platform iDS 5.1 should also support StartTLS 
extended operation (not available with Win32 version) which is the standard 
track (see RFC2830).

>>>>import ldap
>>>>print ldap.__version__
> 2.0.0pre04
> (ldap.OPT_X_TLS_CACERTFILE,'/usr/freeware/apache/conf/cert7.db')

That's a Netscape certificate DB for Netscape's NSS lib. Something 
completely different.

OpenLDAP2 uses OpenSSL as SSL lib. Therefore just use a "PEM file" 
containing the certificate. The same for the cert/key when using client 
certs for authentication.

Ciao, Michael.
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