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Cisco Bug: CSCuj72168 - PE Active Directory Bind to use LDAP_AUTH_NEGOTIATE instead of SIMPLE

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Feb 22, 2014

Products (1)

  • Cisco TelePresence Management Suite (TMS)

Known Affected Releases

TMSPE1.2Alpha1

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Symptom:
This is a feature request to have the ability for Provisioning Extensions Active Directory user import to use LDAP_AUTH_NEGOTIATE binding instead of SIMPLE.

The use of SIMPLE binds are a security risk as the credentials are passed of the wire in clear text.

The use of LDAP_AUTH_NEGOTIATE also allows the binding to Active Directory GC/LDAP services using a user account of a trusted forest. Some customer may have complex Active Directory structures and trusts, and a change in the LDAP bind mechanism would allow for a simpler configuration for PE user imports.

Conditions:
LDAP Simple binds will fail when utilizing trusted forest user accounts.
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