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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Auth LDAP ssl/tls differences
Date Thu, 06 Jan 2005 17:07:09 GMT
At 10:12 AM 1/6/2005, Brad Nicholes wrote:
>   I guess I am still a little unclear on what the advantage is 
>to using ldap:// + start_tls  vs.  ldaps://.  The end result 
>is the same except that you have a secure connection to the LDAP 
>server on 389 rather than 636.  Is that the only reason?

SunOne Directory servers support only ldaps:// SSLv3.

Most OpenLDAP servers are configured only STARTTLS ldap:// TLSv1.

Pretty significant difference, and a reason to support both of the
protocols with any client that is able.


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