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Why is it a bad idea to use port 389 for LDAP communication between Clearpass and your Active Directory?

What is LDAP: LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. As the name suggests, it is a lightweight client-server protocol for accessing directory services, specifically X.500-based directory services. LDAP runs over TCP/IP or other connection-oriented transfer services. LDAP is defined in RFC2251 "The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3).   Connection between LDAP and Clearpass: On [...]

By | February 20th, 2020|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass, ClearPass|0 Comments

How to install a certificate on Active Directory for Secure LDAP over TCP port 636

What is LDAPS (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Over Secure Socket Links): LDAPS is a distributed IP directory protocol like LDAP, but which incorporates SSL for greater security. The default port for an LDAPS service provider URL is 636. Among the two ports used for LDAP, TCP/UDP 389 and TCP 636, the latter is always recommended [...]

By | February 18th, 2020|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass, ClearPass|0 Comments