SSL Connection Failures Due to Hostname Verification Failed on OID(s) in HA Front-Ended by a Load Balancer (Doc ID 1366601.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version 10.1.2 to 11.1.1 [Release 10gR2 to 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
OID SSL, LDAP SSL, SSL, SSL Certificate, SSL load balancer, LBR


Goal

OID servers are in IDM cluster. Connections to individual OID host are managed by a load balancer. How to turn on OID LDAP SSL but not install multiple certificates? Instead, the intention is to use a single SSL certificate issued to the load balancer for every connection to each OID in the cluster.

Observations:
If trying to use on every OID server a SSL certificate with cn=server1.company.com for first server, and cn=server2.company.com for server2, there are 2 certificates, hence this is not appropriate.
If using the same certificate with cn=server1.company.com on both servers, still both OID's will come up, but getting connection failures from one of the OIDs because the hostname verification fails.

Solution

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