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Add successful security handshake information to the audit log
Add information to the SSP audit log regarding what was negotiated during a successful security handshake. For SSL/TLS this would include the protocol version(SSLv3.0, TLSv1.0, etc.), the cipher agreed upon and the client source IP. For SFTP/SSH t...
Multiple Configuration Managers supporting proxy/perimeter servers
Currently SSPcm is a single point of failure since only 1 instance can manage a set of proxies. If the one instance goes offline, the proxies being managed a stop functioning correctly
Sterling Secure Proxy does not currently support the forward proxy
Allow SSP engine certificate to be configured through configureEngineSsl.sh directly
The configureEngineSsl.sh script only supports importing configuration exported from CM. Typically CM and SSP engines are installed on different machines in different network zones. The certificates will be put on the servers directly. It's a lot ...
SSP Custom User Roles
Right now SSP currently allows for two user roles (Admin, Operator)within the application. We would like to be able to create custom roles based on specific user requirements so exact permissions can be assigned.
GCM mode for SFTP
We are seeing increased reluctance from partner organisations to trust CBC mode, due to OpenSSH's withdrawal of support for this mode by default. This leaves Secure Proxy with only CTR mode encryption as a widely accepted option. To ensure that we...
Enhancement to add automatic failover from an active CM node to another
Currently, we have CM installed on 4 servers and the configs are written to the local drive. If something were to fail on the active node, there is a manual fail-over process to not only copy the configs to another node (might not be possible if i...
Control logging of SSP CM monitoring messages
Messages are written to the auditlog.xml file (ACPT037I, ACPT040I and ACPT038I), as well as the sspengine.log file for the same activity. It is possible to reduce the frequency of these messages, but only to once every 10 minutes. It would be grea...
IBM B2B Integrator product needs an ability to capture the SFTP public key of a Client attempting to connect to File Gateway's mailbox.
When a client first attempts to connect to the server their public key should be captured and put in an holding tank. We find that many of our customers are unable to successfully capture and share their public key with out the format of the trans...
BKFS - Centralized administrator User Provisioning for SSP
User accounts created in LDAP must also be created in the following GUIs: SFG, SSP, and Control Center. Ability to centralize/ "one time" provisioning for all Sterling software would simplify the system administration.
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