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V-35319

The application server must utilize encryption when using LDAP for authentication.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000172-AS-000121
Rule ID
SV-46606r3_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000172-AS-000121
CCI
CCI-000197
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Passwords need to be protected at all times, and encryption is the standard method for protecting passwords during transmission. Application servers have the capability to utilize LDAP directories for authentication. If LDAP connections are not protected during transmission, sensitive authentication credentials can be stolen. When the application server utilizes LDAP, the LDAP traffic must be encrypted.

Fix Text

Configure the application server to encrypt LDAP traffic.

Check Content

Review application server documentation and configuration to determine if the application server enforces the requirement to encrypt LDAP traffic. If the application server is not configured to meet this requirement, this is a finding.