Make a Secure Emulation Connection to a Trusted Host
Follow these steps to configure a TLS connection between the Host Access for the Cloud session server and a host that supports TLS:
Configure the trusted keystore in MSS.
Configure the terminal session.
How to configure the keystore in MSS
Open the MSS Administrative Console > Configure Settings > Trusted Certificates and choose Terminal Emulator Clients. You can access the documentation for the Administrative Console by clicking the Help icon in the upper right of the page.
For a session to trust the TLS host it connects to, the public certificate of the host must be added to a trusted keystore using the Management and Security Server (MSS). The Host Access for the Cloud session retrieves this certificate the first time a session connects.
When the certificate is successfully added to the MSS server's trusted keystore, you are returned to the list of certificates and you should see the new host.
How to configure a HACloud terminal session
Depending on your host type, you can configure a terminal session using different security protocols.
|Using TLS||To connect to the new trusted host using TLS, configure a terminal session as usual, and in the Settings dialog box, specify TLS as the security protocol. Make sure to specify the correct TLS port for the connection.|
|Using Secure Shell (SSH) with VT host types||Secure shell provides encrypted communications between the client and a VT host.
MSS has a known hosts list that contains the public keys of hosts that you can connect to using SSH. SSH connections can be made only to hosts already trusted by an administrator.
The first time an SSH connection is made from a session to a host, the known hosts file is downloaded from MSS to the session server.
When you attempt to create or edit a session using SSH in the session management panel, you will be notified if the key is not recognized as trusted and asked if you want to trust the key and continue.
|Configure the known hosts file for SSH connections in MSS||