TLS between ldap server and metacat
We already figured out hwo connect metacat with client. But we still need
metacat connect ldap server throught TSL. We will use startTls to handle this.
#4 Updated by Saurabh Garg about 15 years ago
I was able to setup secure connection between ldap and metacat without any
changes in the code. There might be a need to change to the code to use
ldapsUrl when it is specified in metacat.properties. I dont think any change is
required in classes being used by current code.
So if ldaps url is specified in the ldapurl in metacat.properties then TLS is
started by the current classes being used. A point that verifies this is that
if I follow the instructions from this page:
and include following code
StartTlsResponse tls =
(StartTlsResponse) ctx.extendedOperation(new StartTlsRequest());
SSLSession sess = tls.negotiate();
I get the following error:
LDAP: error code 1 - TLS already started
It would be helpful to know why we have ldapUrl and ldapsUrl in
If we just have the ldapUrl and specify ldapsUrl in it if we want to use ldaps.
#7 Updated by Saurabh Garg about 14 years ago
The code change was working on my machine but was not working on KNB. The testing was done with the PISCO certificate provided by Jordan. My machine has jdk 1.5 on it and KNB had 1.4. So that might be a problem.
I tried running jdk 1.4 on my machine and I ran into the same problem as I have seen on KNB. So I will have to install Java 1.5 on KNB to be able to use the PISCO certificate. Will close the bug after doing that and verifying that the code works on KNB.
#8 Updated by Saurabh Garg about 14 years ago
Verified the code on KNB. There was some problem in running tomcat 5.0 with jdk1.5 and using xml jars that come with tomcat 5.0. But after removal of the jars, everything seems to be running.
The code run fine on KNB. Now TLS is used while passing the username and password information to KNB ldap. TLS is also used while passing the username passwd info to PISCO ldap. The certificates are missing for LTER-ldap - hence that is not setup yet.
Closing the bug.