SSL Visability Account Password Encryption

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Article ID: 169131

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SSL Visibility Appliance Software

Issue/Introduction

The SSL Visibility user store is encrypted with a chain of AES 256-bit keys using tree data structure terminology:
  • the “leaf” of the chain encrypts the user store
  • each key in the chain is encrypted with its “parent”
  • the “root” of the chain is encrypted either with either
    • a password stored on the SSLV internal hard disk OR
    • a key stored on a remove USB memory stick.
The chain of keys is generated during the appliance bootstrap sequence at first power-up. At this time, the user chooses whether to protect the chain with an internal password, or a removable USB memory stick.