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Samba 3.3 And Later Default "ldap ssl" Settings Have Changed

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10


Samba 3.3 and later changed the default settings for "ldap ssl" from "no" to "start_tls" which will have a conflict with anyone using "ldaps://" in their passdb backend--such as in OES (NOTE:  ldap:// and ldaps:// is just the start of the URL, and is incomplete without the rest of the URL for this particular setting).  Although it isn't a required upgraded (due to a license change) on SLES 10 (and OES),  an upgraded to Samba 3.4.3 is available under SLES 10 (under the sles10-gplv3-extras) and is supported.
ERROR:  "Failed to issue the StartTLS instruction: Operations error"


There are a couple of ways to address this issue:
  1. Change the ldap backend from "ldaps://" to "ldap://"
  2. Change "ldap ssl" from "start_tls" back to "no".  If the "ldap ssl" setting is not present under the [global] section of the smb.conf, then add it: "ldap ssl = no"


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  • Document ID:7008014
  • Creation Date: 01-Mar-2011
  • Modified Date:12-Oct-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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