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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DIRAPI-40) LdapNetworkConnection should throw an exception when startTls() method is called and the LdapConnectionConfig has the 'useSsl' flag set to true
Date Sat, 12 Feb 2011 08:56:46 GMT
On 2/11/11 5:47 AM, Antoine Levy-Lambert wrote:
> Hello Emmanuel,
> forgive my ignorance. Does startTLS work fine over a Firewall ?
> I am asking because on the site where I am working in my day job we are
> using LDAPS over a Firewall.
First, LDAPS is deprecated since LDAP V2. I know that everybody still 
uses it, but that's a mistake, or more probably inertia at work.

Second, considering that StartTLS is an extended operation, and that 
it's send on the normal LDAP port, there is no reason it can't be used 
over a firewall.

Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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