You can use HTTPS to protect the IBM OpenAdmin Tool (OAT) for Informix web server from eavesdropping, tampering, and message forgery. When HTTPS is enabled, messages from OAT clients are encrypted before they are sent to the OAT web server. Encryption prevents hackers from listening over the line and stealing sensitive information. When HTTPS is enabled, OAT clients can also authenticate with the OAT host, so that hackers cannot deceive OAT clients with fake OAT web servers.
For detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to setup HTTPS for the OAT web server on Linux and Windows, download the "Securing the OpenAdmin Tool for Informix web server with HTTPS" PDF file.
- Erika Von Bargen