ldapsearch works, but nslcd reports "failed to bind to LDAP server"

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • ldapsearch works
  • user authentication does not work
  • the following is present in /var/log/messages:

    nslcd[2526]: [7b23c6] failed to bind to LDAP server ldaps://<ldapserver>/: Can't contact LDAP server
    nslcd[2526]: [7b23c6] no available LDAP server found, sleeping 1 seconds


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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