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What are some common uses for vserver Self-Signed Certificates?

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Vserver SSL self-signed certificates are created automatically when the vserver is created. The SSL protocol improves the security of web access by using a digital certificate to establish an encrypted connection between a web server and a browser.

You can manage SSL for the cluster or a storage virtual machine (SVM) in the following ways:
  • Enabling SSL.
  • Generating and installing a digital certificate and associating it with the cluster or SVM.
  • Displaying the SSL configuration to see whether SSL has been enabled, and, if available, the SSL certificate name.
  • Setting up firewall policies for the cluster or SVM, so that web access requests can go through.
  • Defining which SSL versions can be used.
  • Restricting access to only HTTPS requests for a web service.
Some common uses for vserver Self-Signed certificates in ONTAP are as follows:
  • For REST APIs
  • For OnCommand System Manager (OCSM)
  • For OnCommand Unified Manager (OCUM)