The directory server provides a number of options for configuring and using SSL and StartTLS. The numerous possibilities for configuration might be daunting for those who are unfamiliar with the technology or who just want to get up and running as quickly as possible for testing purposes.
This chapter provides a rough list of the steps that must be performed to allow the directory server to accept SSL-based connections using a self-signed certificate. The chapter also demonstrates how to configure SSL and StartTLS if you install the server using the QuickStart utility. Each configuration step is described in more detail in the chapters that follow.