Encryption is critical for protection of remote access sessions. If encryption is not being used for integrity, malicious users may gain the ability to modify the application server configuration. The use of cryptography for ensuring integrity of remote access sessions mitigates that risk.
Application servers utilize a web management interface and scripted commands when allowing remote access. Web access requires the use of SSL 3.0 or TLS 1.0 and scripted access requires using ssh or some other form of approved cryptography. Application servers must have a capability to enable a secure remote admin capability.
1. Obtain an identity (private key and digital certificates) and trust (certificates of trusted certificate authorities) to configure on the server
2. Create Identity keystore and load private key and certificate using ImportPrivateKey java utility, example:
$ java utils.ImportPrivateKey -certfile
3. Access AC
4. Utilize 'Change Center' to create a new change session
5. From 'Domain Structure', select 'Environment' -> 'Servers'
6. From the list of servers, select one which needs SSL set up
7. From 'Configuration' tab -> 'General' tab, deselect 'Listen Port Enabled' checkbox
8. Select 'SSL Listen Port Enabled' checkbox and enter a valid port number in 'SSL Listen Port' field, e.g., 7002
9. From 'Configuration' tab -> 'Keystores' tab, click 'Change' button in 'Keystores' section
10. From dropdown, select 'Custom Identity and Java Standard Trust' and click 'Save'
11. Enter the fully qualified path to Identity keystore, from step 2, in 'Custom Identity Keystore' field
12. Enter 'JKS' in the 'Custom Identity Keystore Type' field
13. Enter the Identity keystore password in 'Custom Identity Keystore Passphrase' and 'Confirm Custom Identity Keystore Passphrase' fields
14. Enter the Java Standard Trust keystore (cacerts) password in 'Java Standard Trust Keystore Passphrase' and 'Confirm Java Standard Trust Keystore Passphrase' fields
15. Leave all other fields blank and click 'Save'
16. From 'Configuration' tab -> 'SSL' tab, enter values from step 2 into corresponding fields, as follows:
17. Click 'Save', and from 'Change Center' click 'Activate Changes' to enable configuration changes
18. Repeat steps 4-17 for all servers requiring SSL configuration
19. From 'Domain Structure', select 'Environment' -> 'Servers', click 'Control' tab
20. Select checkbox for all servers configured in previous steps and click 'Restart SSL'
The following resource is also helpful.
This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Access Control.This control applies to the following type of system Unix.