Implementation of one-way SSL

This section describes one-way SSL in Unica.

Any communication that needs to be secured between two applications connecting over a network can be transmitted using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

SSL provides secure connections by:

  • Allowing an application to authenticate the identity of another application

  • Using a private key to encrypt and decrypt data transferred over the SSL connection

When applications are configured for SSL, web traffic is over HTTPS instead of HTTP as reflected in the URLs.

When processes communicate with each other, the process making a request acts as the client and the process responding to a request acts as the server. For complete security, SSL should be implemented for all forms of communication with Unica products.

SSL can be configured one-way or two-way. With one-way SSL, the server is required to present a certificate to the client but the client is not required to present a certificate to the server. To successfully negotiate the SSL connection, the client must authenticate the server. The server accepts a connection from any client.