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TLS 1.3 communication between Control Center and Connect Direct Nodes

add the ability to monitor / configure (communicate) between Control Center Monitor / Director and Connect Direct nodes via TLS 1.3.

Today CD nodes of all OS varieties support TLS 1.3 and no versions of Control Center support TLS 1.3


  • Guest
  • Jun 24 2022
  • Planned for future release
What is your industry? Banking
How will this idea be used?

Enhance security by allowing ONLY TLS 1.3 communication with Connect Direct nodes rather than having to allow an older version simply for communication with Control Center

  • Admin
    VIJAY CHOUGULE commented
    11 Aug 02:15pm

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. We appreciate your willingness to share details about your experience, your recommendations, and ideas. After reviewing this we have decided to implement this in one of the future releases based on the current priorities.

    If you have any additional feedback, thoughts or ideas, or if there is anything else I can do, please do not hesitate to reply to this message to continue the conversation. Appreciate your patience.

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