Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) administration

Use IBM® i Access SSL support in client/server environments.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a popular security scheme that allows the PC client to authenticate the server and encrypts all data and requests.

Use SSL when transferring sensitive data between clients and servers. The transfer of credit card and bank statement information are examples of client/server transactions that typically take advantage of SSL. There is an increased cost in performance with SSL because of the added encryption and decryption processing.

The optionally-installed IBM i Access support for Secure Sockets Layer is a way to manage keyed databases with IBM Key Management. All IBM i Access functions communicate over SSL. The IBM i Access SSL support allows SSL communications at the 128-bit, or higher, level of encryption.

To configure SSL, see the topic collection at Networking > Networking security > Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) .