[CentOS] LDAP authentication on a remote server (via ldaps://) [SOLVED]

Miguel Medalha miguelmedalha at sapo.pt
Thu Oct 7 05:43:06 EDT 2010


> The reason why I (think I) need both is that many third party apps on
> the server (PHP applications typically) do not easily manage StartTLS.
> Meanwhile, having two different ports make it easier to manage via iptables.
>

You can also use StartTLS over the network and LDAPI (connection over 
Unix sockets, which are inherently secure) for apps running on the 
server. I use it, both with OpenLDAP and 389 Directory Server (a.k.a. 
Fedora DS, Red Hat DS).



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