JNDI LDAPS Connection Fails With IP-Address-Only HostName

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  • Not able to authenticate to application when LDAPS enabled; works with plain LDAP
  • Authentication fails with only this message when Realm logging is enabled (See diagnostic steps)

    org.apache.catalina.authenticator.FormAuthenticator.doAuthenticate Authenticating username 'test_user'
    org.apache.catalina.authenticator.AuthenticatorBase.invoke  Failed authenticate() test


  • Java Development Kit (JDK)
    • 1.8 / 8 Update 60 and later
    • 11
  • Red Hat JBoss Web Server (JBoss Web Server) 5
  • LDAP with LDAPS enabled
  • LDAP server specified as just an IP address, for example ldaps://

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