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What is the Communication Protocol for communication between CA WA ESP and agent?

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Article ID: 199245

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Products

ESP Workload Automation Workload Automation Agent

Issue/Introduction

What is the Communication Protocol for Mainframe to Agent communication that runs on top of TCP/IP?

 

Environment

Release : 11.4 &12.0

Component : CA ESP WORKLOAD AUTOMATION

Resolution

The communication between ESP and its agents is encrypted using Symmetric keys (AES, DES etc.). The communication uses proprietary AFM messaging which is encrypted with keys. Both ESP (manager) and agent must have the same keys to be able to communicate

Here are the supported types of encryption:

DES -- Maximum 16 hexadecimal characters
BLOWFISH -- Maximum 64 hexadecimal characters
AES -- The limit determines the AES encryption method used as follows:
AES 128 -- Exactly 32 hexadecimal characters
AES 256 -- Exactly 64 hexadecimal characters  (Only available in Workload Automation CA7)