Enabling SSL on the iSeries is essential if your company is using web enabled apps. You purchase the certificate mentioned below from various vendors such as Digicert and Verisign. Installation is done via the Digital Certificate Manager accessed by http://youriseriesipaddress:2001/
SSL is a Security and Data Integrity Protocol.
It is no different on the AS400 that any other Hardware
SSL – secure sockets layer – provides security and data layer integrity of information going across a network. This is equivalent to https – the traffic is encrypted using a server side certificate (a client side certificate may also be used for authentication).
<i>What is the purpose of SSL…</i>
SSL provides encryption of the traffic. This helps to minimize the risk of someone capturing and using the data that is being sent. One example of data that you want to protect is the user ID and password combination. In many cases, you also want to protect the data in the files that may be transferred.