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How to Port Forward Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) makes it easier for users to find information about people, organizations, and other things. The two main objectives of LDAP are to store data in the LDAP directory and authenticate users to access the directory.

Port forwarding helps you access the client’s server behind the router or firewalls, NAT or CGNAT. You can open ports and control devices behind any router. This guide explains how to port forward Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.

Requirements to Port Forward Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

Just before you begin with the process of port forwarding, make sure you have the following things:

  • Downloaded and installed the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol server.
  • The IP address of your router.
  • IP address of your device.

TCP and UDP ports of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol for your device as mentioned in the section below.

Step-by-step guide on how to port forward Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

Now that you have the above details noted down, you can move to the next stage of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol port forwarding:

  1. On your web browser address bar, type your router’s IP Address/Default Gateway.
  2. Log in with your router’s credentials (username and password) to view your router’s firmware settings.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section of your router.
  4. Click on Port Forwarding.
  5. Enter the IP address of your device in your router in the correct box.
  6. Put the TCP and UDP ports of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol server in the boxes in your router. The default Lightweight Directory Access Protocol port number is 389. And then click the apply button.
  7. And you’re done. Restart your router to let the changes take effect.
  8. Once your changes take effect, now you can host a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol server and let your friends connect to it as well. To let them connect to it, you need to provide them the hostname you are using, along with the port number. For example, ‘hostname.domain.com:25565’.

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol ports needed to run

To play Lightweight Directory Access Protocol online and create a server without any interruptions, you’ll have to allow access to certain ports on your firewall. The default Lightweight Directory Access Protocol ports are:

TCP Port:389

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Ports to forward on devices

Ports to run on PC:

TCP Port:389

How to open ports behind CGNAT

What if your ISP performs CGNAT? Most ISPs perform CGNAT (Carrier-grade Network Address Translation) to conserve bandwidth and assign a single IP address to multiple users connected to the same internet network. However, CGNAT makes it difficult for you to open ports on the router. 

To get around the CGNAT issue, you can use the Port Forwarding add-on to bypass this problem and port forward routers without hassle. 
Here’s more information on how to use PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on and bypass CGNAT in a few clicks.

PureVPN’s Port Forwarding Add-on

A secure way to open all ports

To most people, port forwarding is quite a demanding task. For starters, every router has a different console, which often makes it difficult to navigate to specific settings.

Secondly, you won’t always be able to open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol ports on your router if your ISP restricts the ports. Yes, you heard that right! ISPs are notorious for blocking ports due to security reasons. If ISP isn’t the reason behind a blocked port, then perhaps it could be your operating system’s firewall.

Well, you can eliminate all these problems on all your desired systems with PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on. Through the Port Forwarding add-on, you can allow all ports, disallow all ports, and allow specific ports.

Frequently Asked Questions

What port does Lightweight Directory Access Protocol use?

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol uses port 389.

Is port forwarding a good idea?

Port forwarding is a great method of keeping public IP addresses safe. By doing so, it can safeguard servers and clients from unapproved access, as well as “hide” the services and servers available on a network. Additionally, port forwarding limits accessibility to and from a network.

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