Steffen Ullrich


Net::SSLGlue::LDAP - proper certificate checking for ldaps in Net::LDAP


    use Net::SSLGlue::LDAP;
    local %Net::SSLGlue::LDAP = ( SSL_verifycn_name => $hostname_in_cert );
    my $ldap = Net::LDAP->new( $hostname, capath => ... );


Net::SSLGlue::LDAP modifies Net::LDAP so that it does proper certificate checking using the ldap SSL_verify_scheme from IO::Socket::SSL.

Because Net::LDAP does not have a mechanism to forward arbitrary parameters for the construction of the underlying socket these parameters can be set globally when including the package, or with local settings of the %Net::SSLGlue::LDAP::SSLopts variable.

All of the SSL_* parameters from IO::Socket::SSL can be used; the following parameter is especially useful:


Usually the name given as the hostname in the constructor is used to verify the identity of the certificate. If you want to check the certificate against another name you can specify it with this parameter.

SSL_ca_path, SSL_ca_file for IO::Socket::SSL can be set with the capath and cafile parameters of Net::LDAP::new and SSL_verify_mode can be set with verify, but the meaning of the values differs (none is 0, e.g. disable certificate verification).


IO::Socket::SSL, LWP, Net::LDAP


This module is copyright (c) 2008, Steffen Ullrich. All Rights Reserved. This module is free software. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as Perl itself.