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16. SSL

Chapter 16. SSL

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is an important component of WebLogic’s security framework. J2EE applications deployed to WebLogic can rely on SSL to maintain data integrity and confidentiality of communications at the socket level. SSL-enabled clients also can rely on SSL to verify the identity of the server. In fact, if the server is configured for two-way SSL, it also may verify the client’s identity. SSL can be used to secure communications between the Administration Server and the various Managed Servers in a WebLogic domain. Node Managers that monitor the health of all Managed Servers running on a single machine must communicate over the SSL port.

Let’s consider some typical scenarios in which SSL can protect network communication between two parties:


  

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