If you create your certs with FQDNs, doesn't that mean that all clients
must refer to ldap server by FQDN?
In general, the answer is "yes." For example, Solaris' LDAP name
service will not work unless the server name in the Solaris client
config exactly matches the CN on the LDAP server certificate.
Some clients (like PADL's nss_ldap used in most Linuxes) can be
configured to disable server cert verification. Or others just have it
always turned off (Outlook Express). In these cases, you could get away
with using a shortname or alias instead of the exact name listed in the CN.
So it depends on the LDAP client apps you need to support. Depending on
your environment and requirements, you could technically use shortnames
or aliases. But you're really better off using FQDNs in both the server
cert and your client configs, if possible.
Of course, for non-SSL/TLS connections, no cert verification is
involved, so you can use whatever name or alias you want for those.
--- Richard Megginson <rmeggins(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> One solution would be to change setupssl.sh to accept a list of FQDNs
> for which to create DS and AS certs. Then you could just create all of
> the key/cert databases at once, and just copy them to the
> /opt/fedora-ds/alias directory on each machine.
yeah, this is a good idea. Because I don't know about other users but for me,
creating certs is
just 1 of the steps towards SSL encrypted client<->FDS comms & MMR.
Another thing is this. If you create your certs with FQDNs, doesn't that mean that
must refer to ldap server by FQDN? Because that's how it works in the web world. If
create/sign a cert for webserver and somebody goes to https://webserver.company.com
the user, asking about this "new" cert, even though you're already trusting
the CA that signed it.
If that's the case, that would be pretty annoying because within a company,
refers to hostnames, not fqdns (provided DNS works properly, obv.)
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