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ODSEE - Sun Java[TM] Directory Server: How to Secure Communication With the DS Server Using Secure Sockets Layer(SSL) (Doc ID 1006186.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 5.1 to 5.2 SP6 [Release 5.0]
All Platforms


By configuring and enabling Secure Sockets Layer(SSL), you can protect sensitive information by encrypting information transferred between LDAP clients over a network. This document describes the following:

-How to implement Secure Socket Layers(SSL) on the Server Side (Directory Server)
-How to establish trust for a Certificate Authority
-How to enable SSL in Directory Server
-How to send Lightweight Directory Access Protocol(LDAP) request to Directory server by way of secured port using a certificates on the Server side
-How to send LDAP request to Directory server by way of secured port using the certificate on client side
-How to configure and implement replication between two Primary Servers with Secured Port(with SSL mode)

The System Administrative guides provide product information on how to enable SSL on the server and client but the information lacks details on the client side. For example, the guides do not address how to configure clients, nor do they describe the mechanism to send LDAP requests to secured ports by different means, such as client certificate and server certificate.

This document provides examples not only for SSL configuration but also for the usage of command line tools like certutil and ldapsearch under SSL mode.


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