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Cannot Bind to LDAP Server Using ldapbind or dbms_ldap.open_ssl After Disabling sslv3: "ORA-31202: DBMS_LDAP: LDAP client/server error: SSL handshake failed" (Doc ID 1961371.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 30, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Unified Directory - Version to [Release 11g]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Internet Directory - Version 11.1.1 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 Cannot connect or bind to backend LDAP server using ldapbind or dbms_ldap.open_ssl after disabling sslv3 or installing new certificates not supporting SSLv3 ciphers on the backend ldap server.

ORA-31202: DBMS_LDAP: LDAP client/server error: SSL handshake failed

Results of ldapbind testing against the AD server with sslv3 off and sslv3 on on AD server:

# With SSLv3 Off:




Disabled sslV3 due to requiring dbms_ldap to use TLS instead.


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