[CentOS] LDAP encryption, not sure.

Thu Feb 16 04:58:42 UTC 2012
Jay Leafey <jay.leafey at mindless.com>

On 02/15/2012 08:20 PM, Fajar Priyanto wrote:
> Basic question...
> What's the different between TLS and SSL in LDAP? I googled no clue yet.

A plain-old LDAPS (LDAP over SSL) connection starts off from the very 
beginning as an SSL connection on port 636.  When using LDAP and TLS, 
the initial (unencrypted) connection is made to port 389 and the SSL 
connection is negotiated on-the-fly.  Logically, the unencrypted 
connection is made initially, then the client and server start up an SSL 
handshake if both ends support it.

The LDAP-over-SSL (LDAPS) method as been deprecated and the preferred 
method is LDAP and TLS.  The TLS method is no less secure as the only 
thing that goes over the wire unencrypted is the SSL handshake.

Just my $.02
Jay Leafey - jay.leafey at mindless.com
Memphis, TN