Need information related to Direct Socket Communication

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Article ID: 191767

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CA Application Performance Management Agent (APM / Wily / Introscope) CA Application Performance Management (APM / Wily / Introscope) INTROSCOPE DX Application Performance Management

Issue/Introduction

Currently we are using Direct socket connections between agent to wily servers.
agentManager.url.1=wilyserver:5001

I would like to know more information about Direct socket connections data security and its communication behavior.  

1. Is this traffic encrypted in transit?
2. Is this traffic encrypted in REST?
3. Does agent pose for any authentication while accessing the Wily server?

Also, please provide what kind of data encryption is used when using Direct Socket connection.

Environment

Release : 10.5

Component : APM Agents

Resolution

1. Is this traffic encrypted in transit?

No, the traffic is not encrypted for the specified standard socket connection since the agent to EM connection is not using a secured protocol.


2. Is this traffic encrypted in REST?

No, REST is implemented on top of the application layer and its traffic is not encrypted for the specified standard socket connection since the agent to EM connection is not using a secured protocol.


3. Does agent pose for any authentication while accessing the Wily server?

No, the agent doesn't need to pose authentication for the specified standard socket connection while accessing the wily server.


That said, you can specify secure socket connection or protocol for agent to EM communications, e.g. SSL, HTTPS, WSS, if needed.