Upon extensive research (on Tomcat websites, as well as Forums), I got the notion that I needed to import the ldapCertificate into my JAVA Keystore, otherwise it would be impossible for IDM to successfully connect to LDAP.
I am using Apache Tomcat as my application server. I was able to locate several online documents which explained how to import a trusted certificate into the Keystore (unfortunately, these documents seem to give several different solutions to the same problem).
Eventually, I decided to use the following command at my command-prompt :
keytool -importcert -alias abc -file ABCCA.cer (where "abc" is the alias)
The import was successful.
However, I am still getting the same error on my LDAP configuration.
Am I doing something wrong? Is there something ELSE I need to do ?