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From "Stefan Humbold (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (DIRSERVER-2126) Possibility to set 'StartTLS enforced' through some parameter
Date Thu, 25 Feb 2016 19:48:18 GMT
Stefan Humbold created DIRSERVER-2126:
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             Summary: Possibility to set 'StartTLS enforced' through some parameter
                 Key: DIRSERVER-2126
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-2126
             Project: Directory ApacheDS
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: core
    Affects Versions: 2.0.0-M21
         Environment: All Apache-DS Versions, all operating systems.
            Reporter: Stefan Humbold
            Priority: Critical


Up to now (M21) it ist not possible to set the communication protocol to 'StartTLS enforced'.

We don't want to offer our ldap-clients an unsecure way to talk with our LDAP-Server. Yes
I can disable the default-Port 389 and only enable the SSL-Port 636 .But there is written
in the DS documentation: " **LDAPS** is considered as deprecated. You should always favor
startTLS instead. "

And I also need the port 389 (with StartTLS) for replication, so i can not disable it.

At the moment i use onlyTLSV1.2 (attribute ads-enabledProtocols). But the users can still
connect without TLS.

I found this interesting paper:

http://people.apache.org/~elecharny/ldapcon/Andrew%20Findlay-paper.pdf

--> see Caption caption 3.5:  
"The correct and standard approach is to start LDAP without encryption and then negotiate
the TLS security layer. If necessary, the server can be configured to refuse all operations
other than 'Start TLS' until TLS is in place"

In OpenLDAP you can enforce TLS through some
parameter, and I think that would be a good addition to ApacheDS.





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