Do LDAP databases allow multiple concurrent admin logins?

By robo_dev ·
I'm doing some security testing of an app that uses SUN iPlanet LDAP server database for login credential storage. Anonymous bind is not allowed, so I'm using the main (gulp)admin login to query the LDAP using a LDAP browser (Softerra).

Could somebody reassure me that I'm not going to messup the the authentication/authorization process from working when doing LDAP queries with the main Directory Manager login credentials??

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I don't see why or how it would be a problem. I've used Softerra on both

by ManiacMan In reply to Do LDAP databases allow m ...

Novell's eDirectory (NDS) and Windows Active Directory and it never created a problem. All you're really doing is binding to TCP port 389 for LDAP as an admin and querying the directory. As long the admin account does not have concurrent login restrictions, you should be fine. I've done this numerous times and I personally wouldn't worry and neither should you. If you won't be making changes to the LDAP directory, then to make you feel more comfortable, create a standard user with browse only access to the LDAP tree, so that it can't be used to accidentally make changes to objects and their attributes.

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Thanks, that's kinda what I thought.

by robo_dev In reply to I don't see why or how it ...

This is a RSA ClearTrust authentiction server, BTW.

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