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Configuring LDAPS connection for iManager on Sun Solaris or Linux

(Last modified: 07May2004)

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Novell iManager 2.0.1

Novell iManager 2.0.2

Novell exteNd Director 4.1 Standard Edition

Novell exteNd Director 4.1 Standard Edition Service Pack 1

Novell eDirectory 8.7.1

Novell eDirectory 8.7.3


RedHat Linux 7.3

RedHat Linux 8

RedHat Linux 2.1 AS

RedHat Linux 3 AS

SuSE Enterprise Server 8

Sun Solaris 9

Sun Solaris 8


Configuring LDAPS connection for iManager on Sun Solaris or Linux

Configuring LDAPS connection for exteNd Director 4.1 Standard Edition on Sun Solaris or Linux

Error: "<entry src="Rendering IO Error:"><![CDATA[ Could not find trusted certificate"

Configuring LDAPS connection for DEX


Novell iManager was installed using cleartext connection to LDAP

Novell exteNd Director 4.1 Standard Edition was installed using cleartext connection to LDAP

The certificate which the LDAP server was configured to use, was not exported, and imported into Java's keystore.


Do the following to enable LDAPS communication to the LDAP server.

Export the certificate:
1. Use ConsoleOne
2. Select properties on "CertificateDNS - <servername>"
3. Goto the "Certificates"
4. Select "Public Key Certificate"
5. Click on [Export]
6. Do you want to export the private key with the certificate: No
7. Click on [Next]
8.a. File in Base 64 format
8.b. Optionally; change the filename to one without any spaces in
9. Click on [Next]
10. Click on [Finish]
11. Copy the certificate file to the server, using a secure method like scp (Secure Copy).

Import the certificate into Java's keystore
1. If exist, make a copy of the keystore: # cp <JAVA_HOME>/jre/lib/security/cacerts <JAVA_HOME>/jre/lib/security/cacerts.orig
2. If exist, copy existing keystore to working directory: # cp <JAVA_HOME>/jre/lib/security/cacerts .
3. Import the certificate into the keystore
3.a. # keytool -import -file <certificate file>.b64 -keystore cacerts
3.b. Password: changeit
3.c  Trust this certificate: yes
4. Copy cacerts to /usr/java/jre/lib/security: # cp cacerts <JAVA_HOME>/jre/lib/security

If iManager or DEX was installed using cleartext LDAP communication, Modify PortalServlet.Properties
1. Edit <TOMCAT_HOME>/webapps/nps/WEB-INF/PortalServlet.Properties, using vi or another editor
2. Change
   System.DirectoryAddress=<ipaddress or ''>\:389
   System.DirectoryAddress=<ipaddress or ''>\:636
3. Save the file

Restart Tomcat
1. # <TOMCAT_HOME>/bin/ stop
1.a. or # <TOMCAT_HOME>/bin/
2. # <TOMCAT_HOME>/bin/ start
2.a. or # <TOMCAT_HOME>/bin/

Test it
1. For iManager use the following URL: http://<ipaddress or dnsname>/nps/iManager.html
2. For DEX use the following URL: http://<ipaddress or dnsname>/nps


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  • Document ID:
  • 10090460
  • Solution ID: NOVL94992
  • Creation Date: 20Jan2004
  • Modified Date: 07May2004
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