With Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, clients and servers can communicate securely by encrypting all communications. Data is encrypted before it is sent and decrypted by the recipient. This communication cannot be deciphered or modified by third-parties. In addition to encryption, SSL can also support authentication.
IBM® UrbanCode® Deploy servers and agents communicate via HTTPS. Typically, HTTPS is used for file transfers between the server and an agent. For example, HTTPS is used when an agent is downloading a new plug-in, or when an agent is uploading or downloading version artifacts.