Secure web server and secure LDAP

You can set up a secure web server and secure LDAP for the management module by using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

SSL is a security protocol that provides communication privacy. SSL enables applications to communicate in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, and message forgery.

You can configure the management module to use SSL support for two types of connections: secure web server (HTTPS) and secure LDAP connection (LDAPS). The management module takes on the role of SSL client or SSL server, depending on the type of connection. The following table shows that the management module acts as an SSL server for secure web server connections. The management module acts as an SSL client for secure LDAP connections.

Table 1. Management-module SSL connection support
Connection type SSL client SSL server
Secure web server (HTTPS) Web browser of the user (for example, Microsoft Internet Explorer) Management-module web server
Secure LDAP connection (LDAPS) Management-module LDAP client An LDAP server

You can view or change the SSL settings from the MM Control → Security page; you can enable or disable SSL and manage the certificates that are required for SSL. Changes made to the SSL server settings are effective immediately for the advanced management module; you do not need to restart the advanced management module.