[sudo-users] SUDO SSL LDAP error

Michael W. Lucas mwlucas at blackhelicopters.org
Mon May 17 10:40:01 EDT 2010

Does ldapsearch (or other LDAP query programs) work with SSL on?

When I have this problem, I usually find it's an LDAP config error,
not a sudo config error.


On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 10:35:49AM -0400, Eric Freeman wrote:
> I am running RHEN 5.5 I have LDAP authentication working. I am able to ssh
> into the server with my LDAP credentials. Our LDAP server is set up
> correctly because we have other systems using SUDO and LDAP working.
> When I turn off ssl I am able use sudo to authenticate to LDAP and have it
> work.
> Please let me know if you need more information.
> However, when I try to run sudo commands using SSL I get the error.
> LDAP Config Summary
> ===================
> uri              ldap://xxxxx
> ldap_version     3
> sudoers_base     ou=xxxxxx
> binddn           cn=xxxxxx
> bindpw           xxxxxx
> timelimit        10
> ssl              start_tls
> ===================
> sudo: ldap_initialize(ld, ldap://xxxxxxx)
> sudo: ldap_set_option: debug -> 0
> sudo: ldap_set_option: ldap_version -> 3
> sudo: ldap_set_option: timelimit -> 10
> sudo: ldap_start_tls_s(): Connect error
> more /etc/openldap/ldap.conf
> BASE o=nam
> TLS_CACERTDIR /etc/openldap/cacerts
> URI ldap://xxxx
> more /etc/nsswitch.conf
> sudoers:    ldap files
> more /etc/ldap.conf
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