LDAP over Secure Sockets Layer (LDAP/SSL) offers enhanced security to LDAP users by using SSL encryption for user credentials as they are transmitted across the network. LDAP/SSL provides both authentication of user credentials and authorization of user access levels. Authentication verifies the identity of a user before that user can access system resources. Authorization grants specific privileges to a user to control and access system resources.
To configure LDAP/SSL in an SP, you enter basic data such as the roles users are assigned, LDAP server address and port number, timeout limit, and certificate mode. You can also optionally create groups that are assigned roles and contain users who are granted privileges based on those roles of the group.
You can use the LDAP/SSL configuration page of the Oracle ILOM web interface, the CLI, or SNMP to enable and configure LDAP/SSL.