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Enabling SSL

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol that provides security and privacy over the Internet by negotiating encryption keys before transmitting data between a client and a server. The SSL page allows you to enable or disable SSL on the Q-Cloud Protect appliance. You can also install a new SSL certificate to replace the Quantum default SSL certificate.

Server Authentication Warnings

Enabling SSL with the default Quantum certificate allows you to securely communicate with the Q-Cloud Protect Web-based interface using SSL encryption. However, you may receive a warning from your Web browser and network security scanners stating that the server you are attempting to connect to does not match the server embedded within the certificate.

This warning is expected behavior because the default certificate can only be used for encryption and not server authentication. We recommend the you replace the default Quantum certificate with your own official certificate specific to your cloud appliance. By installing your own custom certificate, you can take advantage of server authentication in addition to encrypted communication.

Tasks

Use the SSL page to perform the following tasks:

  • Enable SSL
  • Install an SSL Certificate

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