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Support secure LDAP in DataServerManager

DataServerManager does not support a secure LDAP connection via LDAPS (SSL/TLS via Port ) yet. In our company, a unsecure LDAP simple bind is deactivated due to our security policy so we can't use the advantages of user authentication with LDAP in DSM. This issue blocks our DSM rollout for
hundreds of developers. We need support of using secure LDAP in DataServerManager.
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  • Dec 28 2018
  • Planned for future release
Idea Priority High
Customer Name Datev EG
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    Maryia Rakina commented
    29 May 08:33pm

    The new Data Management Console (think of it as DSM v3) supports StartTLS on OpenLDAP. Learn about about DMC here:

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    Guest commented
    12 Sep, 2019 12:46pm

    No organisation with any sense for security still uses unsecured LDAP.
    To my opinion this is a big flaw in the design of DSM and should be fixed asap.

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    Guest commented
    20 May, 2019 05:59pm

    We have the same issue and have as a requirement to only use a secured LDAP SSL port so this is a big restriction for us.

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