>> Hi,
>> i am trying to write my own client which connects to an active directory
>> and searches for an user. So far it works, i call "ldap_initialize", set
>> version 3, "ldap_simple_bind_s" and then search the directory.
>> Now i want the connection to be secure by executing a "Simple TLS handshake
>> ". I changed my hostname variable to "ldaps://ip:636" and tried
>> "ldap_start_tls_s(ld,NULL,NULL)" before the bind but get a "cant contact
>> ldap server" error.
>When using ldaps:// libldap will perform the TLS Handshake automatically before
>sending the first LDAP request to the server. So calling ldap_start_tls_s() on
>a ldaps:// connection is wrong and results in the above error.
>ldap_start_tls_s is for initiating the TLS Handshake on a "normal" ldap://
http://www.openldap.org/faq/data/cache/605.html for details.
>> I think my active directory is configured the right way
>> because with JXplorer it works over ssl and port 636.
>> Does anyone know which functions i have to call so a successful tls
>> connection will be set up?
>If really want to use ldaps:// then specifying the ldaps:// URI in
>ldap_initialize should be enough. Otherwise use a "ldap://" URI +

thank you, thats some good advice. So i will try now with "ldap://..." and ldap_start_tls_s. Unfortunately now i get the error "Connect error" from ldap_start_tls_s.
I set the option "LDAP_OPT_X_TLS_ALLOW" but that changes nothing.
Since i am using my own client i don't have any ldaprc or ldap.conf files....maybe i have to set some options in my client to tell it to use simple tls handshake?
Wireshark shows me that the client sends a "extendedReq(1) LDAP_START_TLS_OID" package to which the server answeres. Then the "Client hello" and "Server hello" with the servers certificate appears. After that the client sends a "Alert (Level: Fatal, Description: Unkown CA) package. Short after that the server resets the connection.
I enabled debugging with the option "LDAP_OPT_DEBUG_LEVEL" and now i see a message, that the client is expexting a local issuer certificate which it can't find. Is there a way to tell the client that he won't get an own certificate?

Regards Martin

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