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Policy server and Web Agent communication protocol in use

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Article ID: 41714

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Products

CA Single Sign On Secure Proxy Server (SiteMinder) CA Single Sign On SOA Security Manager (SiteMinder) CA Single Sign-On CA Single Sign On Agents (SiteMinder) SITEMINDER

Issue/Introduction

 

Does Policy server use SSL/TLS channel with Web Agent to communicate ?

 

Environment

 

All versions;

 

Resolution

 

Siteminder Policy Server to Web Agent communication is secured using
Siteminder proprietary key(Session Key).

Hence SSL/TLS questions or consideration is irrelevant for siteminder
Policy server to Web Agent communication.

Policy Server however use SSL/TLS protocols to communicate with
external stores like User Store/Session Store etc.