Configure outbound transports


Outbound transports connect to downstream servers.

To use SSL, consider including the signers of the downstream servers in the server truststore file. If you configured client certificate authentication for this server in...

Security | Authentication Protocols | CSIv2 Outbound Authentication panel
... then the downstream servers contain the signer certificate belonging to the server personal certificate.

Complete the following steps to configure the Outbound Transport panels.

  1. Select the type of transport and the SSL settings by clicking...

    Security | Authentication Protocol | CSIv2 Outbound Transport panel

    By selecting the type of transport, you are choosing the transport to use when connecting to downstream servers. The downstream servers support the transport that you choose. If you choose SSL-Supported, the transport used is negotiated during the connection. If both the client and server support SSL, always choose SSL-Supported unless the request is considered a special request that does not require SSL, such as if an object request broker is a request.

  2. Pick the SSL settings that correspond to an SSL transport. Click...

    Security | SSL

    This panel includes the SSL configuration of keystore files, truststore files, file formats, security levels, ciphers, cryptographic token selections, and so on. Verify that the truststore file in the selected SSL configuration contains the signers for any downstream servers. Also, verify that the downstream servers contain the server signer certificates when outbound client certificate authentication is used.

  3. Select the SSL settings used for outbound requests to downstream SAS servers. Click...

    Security | Authentication Protocol | SAS Outbound

    When configuring the keystore and truststore files in the SSL configuration, these files have the correct information for interoperating with previous releases of WAS. For example, a previous release has a different personal certificate than the V5 release. If you use the keystore file from the V5 release, add the signer to the truststore file of the previous release. Also, extract the signer for the V5 release and import that signer into the truststore file of the previous release.

The outbound transport configuration is complete.


Usage Scenario

When you finish configuring security, perform the following steps to save, synchronize, and restart the servers.


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