I have a problem with an LDAP server that I need to connect to. I
have the required certificate stored on the client but I am getting
the following error message:
"TLS: hostname (A.xyz123.com
) does not match common name in
Personally I'm scared of accepting wildcard certs for security reasons.
As far as I understand it, RFC4514 section 3.1.3 allows wildcards
thus the connection should work, shouldn't it?
It's RFC 4513, section 3.1.3. And there it says:
The server's identity may also be verified by comparing the reference
identity to the Common Name (CN) [RFC4519] value in the leaf Relative
Distinguished Name (RDN) of the subjectName field of the server's
certificate. This comparison is performed using the rules for
comparison of DNS names in Section 22.214.171.124, below, with the exception
that no wildcard matching is allowed.
So wildcard DNS names in CN is explicitly not allowed. You can try with
wildcard patterns in the subjectAltName cert extension.
What is confusing me is that
"openssl s_client -connect A.xyz123.com:636 -CAfile /etc/ssl/certs/rootca.cer"
Verify return code: 0 (ok)
If I am not mistaken, openssl accepts the server based on the certificate but openldap
It's up to a particular SSL/TLS client implementation on what it accepts.