SSL security

The Brocade device supports Transport Level Security. By default, all TLS versions will be supported on devices that act as an HTTP server.

When enabled, the SSL protocol uses digital certificates and public-private key pairs to establish a secure connection to the Brocade device. Digital certificates serve to prove the identity of a connecting client, and public-private key pairs provide a means to encrypt data sent between the device and the client.

Configuring SSL consists of the following tasks:
  1. Optionally enabling the SSL server on the Brocade device
    The SSL server is automatically enabled when an SSL certificate is generated.
  2. Importing an RSA certificate and private key file from a client (optional)
  3. Generating a certificate