would i need to encrypt the password?
i also tried to telnet to localhost:389 and 127.0.0.1:389 (setting up the ldap server for each case, but each time, it says:
"Temporary failure in name resolution 127.0.0.1:389: Host name lookup failure"
i also tried telnet ldap://127.0.0.1:389 and telnet ldap://localhost:389 without success.
i guess it's the LDAP setup then?
Try telnet localhost 389 (note the whitespace between localhost and 389) instead of putting the :.
so i guess the problem is not ldap? does anyone have an idea?