Making Gerrit and LDAP speak in tongues together via SSL
If you're an experienced Java developer or container/AS user, you'll probably want to just skip this, since it involves just some Java tools and standards techniques.
If you, however, like me, have only scratched the surface of the ceremony of the Java world (no troll intended), then you can probably find this useful, since I couldn't find proper documentation about this but had to assembly it together from various sources.
I started to configure a Gerrit instance on our company's server to start putting a bit of order in the mess that is our structure by now. Since the instance is private, I didn't want to enable OpenID authentication, nor I wanted to set it in development mode (aka everyone's invited). Having to choose between offloading authentication to an HTTP proxy and setting up an LDAP backend, I opted for the latter. Also, to complicate things further, I have not only enabled SSL support on the LDAP server, but I required _strict client c