Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Installation Guide

Mismatched Hostnames

When Identity Synchronization for Windows tries to establish SSL connections (with the trust all certificates setting disabled), the Identity Synchronization for Windows’ Connectors verify that the server’s hostname matches the hostname in the certificate that is presented by the server during the SSL negotiation phase. If the hostnames do not match, the connector will refuse to establish the connection.

The directory source hostname in the Identity Synchronization for Windows configuration must always match the hostname embedded in the certificate used by that directory source.

You can use ldapsearch to verify that the hostnames match, as follows:

-Z -P /var/opt/SUNWisw/etc/CNN100 -3
-h -p 636 
-s base -b "" "(objectclass=*)"

If there is a mismatch between the hostname in the command line ( ) and the hostname embedded in the certificate, then the following error message is displayed:

ldap_search: Can't contact LDAP server 
SSL error -12276
(Unable to communicate securely with peer: requested 
do main name does not match 
the server's certificate.)

If the hostnames match, the ldapsearch command is successful and displays the contents of the root DSE.