Introduction to Securing Communications

You can enable secure communication between Micro Focus systems and clients who access those systems. This is done using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. With secure communications, all communications between a client and a server are encrypted.

You typically use PKI certificates issued from a trusted Certifying Authority (CA) to secure your installation.

Web browser access is secured with the HTTPS Web browser protocol. This mechanism secures Web access, for example the Enterprise Server configuration user interface.

You can use the demonstration CA software to generate certificates and test your secure communications setup before using certificates issued by a trusted CA. The demonstration CA software is based on the OpenSSL software.

You can use these to familiarize yourself with the setup without the need to obtain certificates from a trusted CA. The online help includes a tutorial that describes the process of using the DemoCA to secure your system.