LDAP queries from DMZ- What is best practice?

Posted on 2015-01-19
Last Modified: 2015-01-27

Our network is divided into a DMZ and private networks.

We recently had a request to configure a server resting in the DMZ to allow for  LDAP query.

Given that there are security concerns here, what is the best practice to allow such queries?


Question by:mbudman
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Will Szymkowski earned 250 total points
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Using Secure LDAP and also having the appropriate firewall rules in place to only allow communication from specific hosts on the private network.


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by:Rezwan Islam
Rezwan Islam earned 250 total points
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Will has pretty much dot pointed what needs to be done. You will need LDAPS and FW rules set up. I used couple of links below about a year ago to assist on a similar issue.

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