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Utility option to a view only mode for SSP configuration
Currently the only way to view a configuration (Adapter, netmap,policy, etc ) is to open it for editing. This causes unnecessary riskto accidentally make changes of production configurations.
Key Expiry Notification and Secure+ Enabled
Sterling Secure Proxy Administration of Certificate Expiry and Secure+ Enabled View
More authentication mechanisms can be used for Sterling Secure Proxy to be monitored by SCC
In the Sterling Secure Proxy Configuration related documents, only the user/Password authentication mechanism to be used for the SSP to be monitored by the SCC. However this method might not be a good option, since the password can't be hold for a...
Sterling Secure Proxy does not currently support the forward proxy
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 great ...
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...
Password Security Controls
Password security controls for SSP administrator interfaces using local authentication are not allow enough password security controls:
Passwords expiration can’t be enforced.
Password complexity settings are minimal and don’t comply with the ...
Inactivity Session Timeout Controls - Administrator Accounts
The administrative consoles for the Sterling Secure Proxy do not contain inactivity session timeout settings. This is not in compliance with our security procedures that require implementation of automatic system timeouts that end user sessions a...
IP + User_Id whitelisting
SSP supports IP or User_Id whitelisting only but not a combo ( IP + User_id). We need to ability to whitelist IPs for a given User_id. This way, if a rouge employee left the firm but carries the user_id credential, he can't login from other loca...
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...
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