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turn OFF Webaccess SSL - is this wise??

posted in the Webacces 6 & 7 forum but nobody has been there for months
so first an apology to those who might get offended by this post....
sorry but can't wait and no way for me delete the post

Here is the situation...

A software provider has suggested turning OFF SSL on WebAccess because their
software does NOT connect

The Server is Netware 6.5 with SP6 and they are told it would work with SSL
turned OFF on WebAccess
[SP6 since the hardware wouldn't work with NW SP7 and 8]

is this likely to cause problems / security issues???

oh and how do I turn off SSL on Webaccess ?


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: turn OFF Webaccess SSL - is this wise??

On 10/21/2011 7:41 AM, MikeL wrote:
> posted in the Webacces 6& 7 forum but nobody has been there for months
> so first an apology to those who might get offended by this post....
> sorry but can't wait and no way for me delete the post
>
> Here is the situation...
>
> A software provider has suggested turning OFF SSL on WebAccess because their
> software does NOT connect
>
> The Server is Netware 6.5 with SP6 and they are told it would work with SSL
> turned OFF on WebAccess
> [SP6 since the hardware wouldn't work with NW SP7 and 8]
>
> is this likely to cause problems / security issues???
>
> oh and how do I turn off SSL on Webaccess ?
>
>

duplicate response in other gw 6 forum. Short answer: don't use that
software.
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brianrbenson1 Absent Member.
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Re: turn OFF Webaccess SSL - is this wise??

Is it possible that it just needs a real 3rd party certificate? Or possible you can use a copy of the root cert to authenticate the self signed ssl cert? When it coems to usernames and passwords over the internet... SSL is really important...

Touchstone Technology Network Consulting Engineer www.touchstonetech.com
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ukdtom Absent Member.
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Re: turn OFF Webaccess SSL - is this wise??

Here's an alternative:

Create a "New" WebAcc fronend, and host both against the same WebAcc
Agent, but one with SSL, and the other without.

Then on the one without, put some filters on the firewall on the box,
allowing only access from the IP Addy running the 3.Party thing

But......

I *strongly* agree with Mike here.....

If the 3.Party vendor can't handle SSL, then the 3.Party vendor can't
handle security, nor have decent programmers, and as such, could waste
your money, and harm your system !

--
Tommy Mikkelsen
IT Quality A/S, Denmark
Novell Support Forums SYSOP / NKP

Sorry, but no support through email
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MikeL wrote:

> posted in the Webacces 6 & 7 forum but nobody has been there for
> months so first an apology to those who might get offended by this
> post.... sorry but can't wait and no way for me delete the post
>
> Here is the situation...
>
> A software provider has suggested turning OFF SSL on WebAccess
> because their software does NOT connect
>
> The Server is Netware 6.5 with SP6 and they are told it would work
> with SSL turned OFF on WebAccess
> [SP6 since the hardware wouldn't work with NW SP7 and 8]
>
> is this likely to cause problems / security issues???
>
> oh and how do I turn off SSL on Webaccess ?


Best Regards Tommy Mikkelsen Denmark Please Report back any success or failure, That way we all learn Sorry, but no support through email "I hate bugs".......Tommy Lee Jones, MIB
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