3.3.3. Chaining Using SSL

Database links can be configured to communicate with the remote server using SSL. Using SSL to chain involves the following steps:
  1. Enable SSL on the remote server.
  2. Specify the LDAP URL of the remote server in SSL format in the nsFarmServerURL attribute. For more information about this attribute, see Section 3.3.2.2.3, “Providing an LDAP URL”. For example:
    nsFarmServerURL: ldaps://africa.example.com:636/
  3. Enable SSL on the server that contains the database link.
For more information on enabling SSL, see Section 11.1.1, “Enabling SSL: Summary of Steps”.
When the database link and remote server are configured to communicate using SSL, this does not mean that the client application making the operation request must also communicate using SSL. The client can bind using a normal port.