Thank you for taking the time out to read my question. Your expertise is greatly appreciated.

We have a sonicwall configured with a SSL VPN as well as LDAP & SSO. This way users are able to use their domain credentials to logon through the VPN. In this scenario, when users enter their domain credentials on the logon page, the credentials are being sent over WAN in plain text (unencrypted). I was informed that In order to encrypt the credentials during transmission. I need to configure LDAP over SSL. Sonicwall provided me the following article to assist with configuring LDAP over SSL


I'm usually really good with following instructions, however in this case i'm confused by the following: (Step 1, point 6 above link)

6.In Service account, select the name of the AD LDS instance to which you want to connect over LDAPS, and then click Finish

Screen shot is attached.

I'm not sure what i'm supposed to select here. "AD LDS instance".

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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Iamthecreator OMCommented:
You can use the Dsbutil general Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) management tool to list all the AD LDS instances that are installed on your computer.
Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Consultez les informations détaillées sur l'utilisation des comptes et des appartenances aux groupes appropriés sur le site Web suivant : Groupes locaux et de domaine par défaut(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).
To list the AD LDS instances installed on a computer
Open a Command Prompt.
At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
At the dsdbutil: prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
list instances
To exit the Dsdbutil administration tool, at the dsdbutil: prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

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Iamthecreator OMCommented:
CMITStamfordAuthor Commented:
Thank you I will try that a little bit later today and report back.
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CMITStamfordAuthor Commented:
Hello again

I ran the command and this is what I got. (see attached).
I'm still not sure as to what I'm supposed to select here:

6.In Service account, select the name of the AD LDS instance to which you want to connect over LDAPS, and then click Finish
 See attachment under original question posted.

Thank you
Iamthecreator OMCommented:
List instances
Hit enter
That will give you a list of ldap instances
CMITStamfordAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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