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PINNED Present Multiple Host Keys - RSA and ECDSA
As with standard Linux servers today Secure Proxy should be able to present Host Keys (more than one) in both RSA and ECDSA formats depending on what type the vendor incoming connection supports. Vendors are demanding Host Keys that are stronger t...

Sterling Secure Proxy

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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 ...
over 5 years ago in Sterling Secure Proxy / Security 1 Planned for future release

Inactive User Accounts Controls - Administrator Accounts

Application parameter settings that do not automatically disable and/or remove user accounts after a specified period of inactivity may result in unauthorized access, modification, destruction, and/or disclosure of confidential information.
over 5 years ago in Sterling Secure Proxy / Security 1 Not under consideration

Suppress password policy error messages from SEAS logs if using Ping for Active Directory.

ERROR LdapPasswordPolicyRetriever - ************** Uknown or unsupported LDAP server detected We use Ping for our Active Directory solution and it was determined that Ping does not return the password policy to SEAS as expected. Therefore, this...
almost 2 years ago in Sterling Secure Proxy / Usability 1 Functionality already exists

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 locati...
almost 4 years ago in Sterling Secure Proxy / Security 1 Future consideration

SSP Authentication APIs

SFG REST APIs could send/receive files however for the external trading partners this is not possible with SSP in between
over 5 years ago in Sterling Secure Proxy / APIs & SDKs 0 Not under consideration

Ability to see perimeter server status on SSP (i.e. monitioring - running/stopped)

Currently we're unable to see which perimeter servers are active on the Sterling Secure Proxy engines, this in turn can cause issues if duplicates are present. This would mimic the monitoring ability currently in place for adapters.
almost 6 years ago in Sterling Secure Proxy / Usability 0 Not under consideration

Monitoring Adapters

Would it be possible to create a way to monitor secure proxy adapters from the command line? It is possible to monitor sfg that way and as such building automation around this capability is nice.
almost 2 years ago in Sterling Secure Proxy / Administration & Configuration 0 Functionality already exists

SEAS UI Password Recovery

There is no way to recover the admin password for the SEAS UI in SEAS 2.4.3.2 iFix 6 build 208. Users cannot manage certificate renewal updates if they cannot login to the UI.
about 2 years ago in Sterling Secure Proxy / Administration & Configuration 1 Future consideration

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.
about 6 years ago in Sterling Secure Proxy / Security 1 Future consideration

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.
about 6 years ago in Sterling Secure Proxy / Technology Stack Support (OS, DB, Protocols) 0 Not under consideration