The security of a Windows 2008 (r2) Active Directory server can be significantly improved by configuring the server to accept only signed or SSL/TLS LDAP binds.
The security of a Windows 2008 (r2) Active Directory server is default configured to be backwards compatible with Windows
2000 / NT and XP. Now that these operating systems are replaced (they are not supported by Microsoft for months or even years
now) the security can be significantly improved by configuring the server to reject Simple Authentication and Security Layer
LDAP binds that do not request signing (integrity verification) or to reject LDAP simple binds that are performed on a
clear text (non-SSL/TLS-encrypted) connection. SASLs may include protocols such as the Negotiate, Kerberos, NTLM, and Digest
document has information about:
Published : 2014-08-21.
Last updated : 2017-05-02.
- How to discover clients that do not use the "Require signing" option
- How to configure the directory to require LDAP server signing
- The FixIt tool (50518)
How to verify current Authentication level:
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