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toneyc
23-Mar-2012, 18:39
I am configuring my first SLES11SP2 server today and the LDAP configuration has got me stopped in my tracks. There's a new button on the "yast2 ldap" screen that is "Download CA Certificate" and a new section in the Advanced page that has a blank for Certificate Directory and CA Certificate File. How and where do I get the information needed for these? I really need more information about certificates in SLES in general if anyone has a link for documentation of same. I'm clueless when it comes to certs and how they are used and where they come from, etc.

Thanks,
Toney.

malcolmlewis
23-Mar-2012, 18:57
I am configuring my first SLES11SP2 server today and the LDAP
configuration has got me stopped in my tracks. There's a new button on
the "yast2 ldap" screen that is "Download CA Certificate" and a new
section in the Advanced page that has a blank for Certificate Directory
and CA Certificate File. How and where do I get the information needed
for these? I really need more information about certificates in SLES in
general if anyone has a link for documentation of same. I'm clueless
when it comes to certs and how they are used and where they come from,
etc.

Thanks,
Toney.



Hi
Your subject is confusing LDAP Client, or are you talking about a LDAP
server?

If it's a server, then all is normally done during the install (CA Root
Certificate).


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toneyc
23-Mar-2012, 20:16
Your subject is confusing LDAP Client, or are you talking about a LDAP
server?

LDAP client.

-Toney.

malcolmlewis
23-Mar-2012, 20:34
malcolmlewis;3485 Wrote:
> Your subject is confusing LDAP Client, or are you talking about a LDAP
> server?

LDAP client.

-Toney.



Hi
Have a read here;
http://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/singlehtml/book_security/book_security.html#sec.ldap.yast.client
http://www.suse.com/documentation/sles11/singlehtml/book_security/book_security.html#sec.ldap.yast.client.conf.basic

The certificates should come from the LDAP server your connecting to
(if they are needed).

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toneyc
23-Mar-2012, 21:17
Ok. I unchecked the TLS/SSL box and was able to continue. Thanks!

However... If I want to use SSL I'll need the cert. I understand that they need to come from the LDAP server, but where? It asks for a "CA Certificate URL for Download", what should that URL be? I've tried http://LDAPServerName and https://LDAPServerName but neither works.

Thanks,
Toney.

toneyc
11-Sep-2012, 19:02
The Internet is great. I was trying to get this fixed today and thought I would come here and post the question only to find that I already did it!

Specifically, I need more information on section 4.4.1.4.

:D
Toney.

tkp
05-Mar-2015, 14:23
I know it's an old thread, but I have come across questions like this before. The first tab/page where you can click "Download CA Certificate" is used to retrieve a certificate that you have already exported and placed somewhere.
Then, when you go into to the "Advanced Configuration", you have 2 options...."Certificate Directory" and "CA Certificate file". So the first allows you to choose a folder to store multiple Certificates (in a folder) the other allows you to select a specific issuing CA certificate for the connection...that's how I understand it. So in any case, I would say, you need to export the certificate first, you can't use the config tool to connect and then store the certificate locally.