Simple Authentication


Simple Authentication (in LDAP) is an LDAP Authentication Method using a DN and Password in a Bind Request for LDAP Authentication to a DSA.

Simple Authentication is a password-based Authentication Factor

In LDAP the DUA performing a Bind Request to an DSA using a Distinguished Name and Password. When this type of Bind Request is performed, it is often called a Simple Authentication or "simple bind". The client Application uses the provided Distinguished Name to identify itself to the server, and the password is used to Authentication of the Distinguished Name

Simple Authentication does NOT protect the password in any way, and therefore it is generally RECOMMENDED that Simple Authentication only be used over a secure connection like that provided by LDAPS or StartTLS.

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