LDAP Connection - General

The General panel lets you identify the LDAP server to which you want to connect. It also lets you specify the certificate needed to establish a connection between the Application Server and the LDAP server.

 

Field definitions

Field

Description

Name

Identifying name.

Description

Optional descriptive text.

Server

The URL of the LDAP server. Enter the URL using any of the following formats:

  • hostname
  • ipAddress
  • ldap://hostname:port
  • ldap://ipAddress:port

If you use either of the first two formats, the system assumes a port number of 389.

An IP address can be either IPv4 or IPv6. If you specify an IPv6 address, enclose the IPv6 address in square brackets. For example: ldap://[2001:db8::1:2]:389

Verify host name when establishing a secure connection

Validates the identify of the LDAP server.

If you check this option, the system compares the host name included in the certificate that the LDAP server presents when connecting with the Application Server to the host name specified in the URL of the LDAP server (provided in the Server option).

Certificate

Specifies the certificate on the client that can be used to ensure trust when establishing a connection with the LDAP server. Click Browse and navigate to the file containing the certificate to be associated with the LDAP connection.

To select files of type .pem, you must choose the All Files filter.

Certificates identified in this way are imported into the Application Server's trust store.

For more information about obtaining the certificate, see Obtaining a certificate used to trust the LDAP server.

After you have specified the certificate, you can click Details to show detailed information about the certificate.

Where to go next

LDAP Connection - Properties

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