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From Kiran Ayyagari <>
Subject Re: X509 Certificate based authentication w/ssl
Date Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:55:41 GMT
On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 12:29 AM, Michael Moorman <> wrote:

> Hello all,
> This is my first time posting to this list. I'd like to say thank you and
> great job to the developers and testers responsible for creating the
> directory API.
> I would like know if X509 certificate based authentication with ssl is
> possible to achieve with the latest version of the directory API. In other
> systems, this is known as a "Strong" bind, or "Certificate Based Client
> Authentication". In this mode, the server requests that the client send a
> certificate to identify itself.  Here is a (very old) example from the
> Netscape Java 4.0 SDK:
> I have spent the last week going through the available documentation and
> have been trying to experiment with various BindRequest and
> ConnectionConfig options. The SSL connection is working, but I have not
> been able to make any headway in certificate authentication between the
> client and server.
> If it is indeed possible to make a bind of this type, would someone mind
> sharing an example? I would greatly appreciate it.
> this is very much possible, the only case is that it is not exposed in the
can you file a feature request in JIRA

> Thanks,
> Mike M

Kiran Ayyagari

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