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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.
Make Sterling Secure Proxy perform DNS resolution at the connection time
Currently SSP Engines only perform DNS lookups when the configuration is loaded from the configuration manager. This should be changed so that DNS resolution is performed at the time of a connection, when a node's configuration is accessed.
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
to store SSH keys on HSM - SSP
Barclays GIS team have requirement to store the SSH keys on HSM. We raised case "TS004170075" with IBM and got to know that currently SSP dont support this and requested to raise RFE for it. Currently we store the x509 certs into HSM and want sam...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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