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LDAP tears

So its come to that point in your life where a project is using LDAP. In my case, it was a php Laravel app.

What’chu Talkin About

The environment: Mac OSX 10.8.5 with MAMP and openldap. The error? Can’t bind to server.

Sanity Check

Use something like Apache Directory Studio with the same settings as your app is configured to use. If it works, your issue lies in self-signed certificates and connecting over secure ldaps:// protocol.


On OSX, edit your /etc/openldap/ldap.conf and change TLS_REQCERT from demand to never

Your hazing is now complete.