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LDAP SSL Option in CMC - Is it needed?

Within the CMC there is an option to select SSL for LDAP within the Authentication section for LDAP. I am confused, why does this need to be used? Why can we not simply use SSL with Tomcat and ignore this altogether?!

We use LDAP authentication for login and Tomcat as a webapp on Windows servers. SAP BI 4.2 SP9

isnt there the option Basic (no SSL) ?