How to integrate PPM with Active Directory over SSL?

Document ID : KB000017148
Last Modified Date : 21/09/2018
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Question:

How to integrate PPM with Active Directory over SSL?

Answer:

PPM can bind to an Active Directory Server over LDAPS (SSL), as long as, you supply a valid certificate into the Java Keystore that we are using. 

Directions:

Note:  In my example PPM is using the following Java Location: 

>> /opt/java/jdk1.8.0_121 (Linux)
C:\JDK_8 (Windows)

1. Inside the following directory: 

>> /opt/java/jdk1.8.0_121/jre/lib/security is the java keystore file called "cacerts" (Linux)
C:\JDK_8\jre\lib\security (Windows)

Here you would need to import the certificate (<filename>.cer) that your security team provided you into this file. example: 

>> keytool -import -keystore cacerts -alias <adcert> -file <certificate.cer> -keyalg RSA -trustcacerts -storepass changeit 

2. Then inside your CSA under the Security Tab, update\configure the URL to:

ldaps://<ldapserver>:636

Note:  port 636 is traditionally the SSL for for Active Directory

3. Please recycle the whole solution: 

service stop start all