Now that we have touched on the Solaris 9 OE Secured LDAP clients, which have the option to use TLSv1 and SASL/DIGEST-MD5 for authentication, we can discuss what has been done with the Solaris 8 OE LDAP clients. Initially as previously discussed, the Solaris 8 OE LDAP clients relied on clear text passwords or the less secure SASL/CRAM-MD5 for authentication. This is obviously not desirable for customers that wanted to deploy a secure naming service, and also maintain equal and matching functionality in both the Solaris 8 and 9 OE.
The Sun ONE directory server does not support SASL/CRAM-MD5.
With this in mind, Sun backported the Secured LDAP Client found in the Solaris 9 OE to the Solaris 8 OE to provide TLSv1/ and SASL/DIGEST-MD5 support for the LDAP client. The following lists what functionality has been backported:
You can obtain the Secured LDAP Client Backport for the Solaris 8 OE from:
http:// sunsolve .sun.com/pub-cgi/show.pl?target=patches/patch-access
In the Enter a Patch ID field, enter one of the following patches: