IBM Spectrum Symphony and Transport Layer Security (TLS)

The Transport Layer Security (TLS)protocol uses encryption and authentication techniques to secure connections between clients and servers. TLS provides integrity and confidentiality by encrypting the data in the transmission.

TLS also enables server authentication by using a certificate to validate its identity. This authentication is especially important to prevent attacks by fraudulent servers that try to gain access to sensitive material. TLS security certificates ensure that the server you are connecting to is the server to which you intend to connect.

Tip: When you enable security for the cluster management console, RESTful APIs, or Elastic Stack in your cluster, you can use the security tool ( to generate security server certificates to encrypt information, and then automatically configure components to use those certificates for security.