Securing LDAP on Meetingplace Express

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Jan 20th, 2009
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Hello,

I'm looking to harden the security of a MeetingPlace Express (V2.0.1.15).

SSL has been implemented successfully resulting in https browsing only.


The next step is to integrate with AD for user authentication over a secure link. The Bind requests currently are simple (i.e. clear text userid and password) which is not secure.


Can anyone advise on how this can be configured to use SSL/TLS for the LDAP queries. This is a standalone MPX in that I do not have a Cisco Call Manager to secure the queries.


Thanks.

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ivillegas Wed, 01/28/2009 - 06:32
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You will need to install the AD Plugin for CallManager before this.


Complete these steps in order to integrate MeetingPlace Express with Active Directory (AD):

- Log in to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

- Choose Administration at the top of the page.

- On the left side of the page:

Choose System Configuration.

Choose Usage Configuration.

- Configure these fields:

Cisco CallManager version-Set this field to Cisco Unified CallManager Release 4.x.

LDAP URL-Set this field:

Make sure that this URL starts with ldap, not http. For example, ldap://server-ip-address:port/

Make sure that there are no spaces after the URL.

Directory username-Use the format of an LDAP distinguished name, for example:

Password-Use the password that was specified during the Cisco Unified CallManager installation.

Cisco base

User base

Directory type

- Click Save.


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