SSL Guide vA2(3.0), Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

How to Use This Guide

Related Documentation

Symbols and Conventions

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Preface


This guide describes how to configure the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) features on a Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) module installed in a Catalyst 6500 series switch or a Cisco 7600 series router, hereinafter referred to as the switch or router, respectively.

This preface contains the following major sections:

Audience

How to Use This Guide

Related Documentation

Symbols and Conventions

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Audience

This guide is intended for the following trained and qualified service personnel who are responsible for configuring the ACE:

System administrator

System operator

How to Use This Guide

This guide is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter
Description

Chapter 1, Overview

Provides an overview of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) cryptography and the ACE SSL features.

Chapter 2, Managing Certificates and Keys

Describes how to manage SSL certificate and key pair files on the ACE, including how to import and export certificate and key pair files.

Chapter 3, Configuring SSL Termination

Describes how to configure the ACE as an SSL proxy server to perform SSL termination between itself and a client.

Chapter 4, Configuring SSL Initiation

Describes how to configure the ACE as an SSL proxy client to perform SSL initiation between itself and a web server.

Chapter 5, Configuring End-to-End SSL

Describes how to configure the ACE as an SSL proxy client and an SSL proxy server to perform both SSL termination and SSL initiation, providing an end-to-end SSL solution between the client and the web server.

Chapter 6, Displaying SSL Information and Statistics

Describes how to display data and statistics related to your ACE SSL configuration.


Related Documentation

In addition to this guide, the ACE documentation set includes the following documents:

Document Title
Description

Release Note for the Cisco 4700 Series Application Control Engine Appliance

Provides information about operating considerations, caveats, and command-line interface (CLI) commands for the ACE.

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Hardware Installation Note

Provides information for installing the ACE into the Catalyst 6500 series switch or a Cisco 7600 series router.

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Getting Started Guide

Describes how to perform the initial setup and configuration tasks for the ACE.

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Administration Guide

Describes how to perform the following administration tasks on the ACE:

Setting up the ACE

Establishing remote access

Managing software licenses

Configuring class maps and policy maps

Managing the ACE software

Configuring SNMP

Configuring redundancy

Configuring the XML interface

Upgrading the ACE software

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Virtualization Configuration Guide

Describes how to operate your ACE in a single context or in multiple contexts.

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Routing and Bridging Configuration Guide

Describes how to perform the following routing and bridging tasks on the ACE:

Configuring VLAN interfaces

Configuring routing

Configuring bridging

Configuring Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Server Load-Balancing Configuration Guide

Describes how to configure the following server load-balancing features on the ACE:

Real servers and server farms

Class maps and policy maps to load balance traffic to real servers in server farms

Server health monitoring (probes)

Stickiness

Firewall load balancing

TCL scripts

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Security Configuration Guide

Describes how to configure the following ACE security features:

Security access control lists (ACLs)

User authentication and accounting using a Terminal Access Controller Access Control System Plus (TACACS+), Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server

Application protocol and HTTP deep packet inspection

TCP/IP normalization and termination parameters

Network Address Translation (NAT)

Cisco Application Control Engine Module System Message Guide

Describes how to configure system message logging on the ACE. This guide also lists and describes the system log (syslog) messages generated by the ACE.

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Command Reference

Provides an alphabetical list and descriptions of all CLI commands by mode, including syntax, options, and related commands.

Cisco CSM-to-ACE Conversion Tool User Guide

Describes how to use the CSM-to-ACE conversion tool to migrate Cisco Content Switching Module (CSM) running- or startup-configuration files to the ACE.

Cisco CSS-to-ACE Conversion Tool User Guide

Describes how to use the CSS-to-ACE conversion tool to migrate Cisco Content Services Switches (CSS) running-configuration or startup-configuration files to the ACE.

Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) Module Troubleshooting Guide, Release A2(x)

Describes the procedures and methodology in wiki format to troubleshoot the most common problems that you may encounter during the operation of your ACE.


Symbols and Conventions

This publication uses the following conventions:

Convention
Description

boldface font

Commands, command options, and keywords are in boldface. Bold text also indicates a command in a paragraph.

italic font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italics. Italic text also indicates the first occurrence of a new term, book title, emphasized text.

{   }

Encloses required arguments and keywords.

[   ]

Encloses optional arguments and keywords.

{x | y | z}

Required alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

[x | y | z]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.

string

A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.

screen font

Terminal sessions and information the system displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information you must enter in a command line is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic screen font.

^

The symbol ^ represents the key labeled Control—for example, the key combination ^D in a screen display means hold down the Control key while you press the D key.

<   >

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords are in angle brackets.


Notes use the following conventions:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the publication.


Cautions use the following conventions:


Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

For additional information about syntax formatting and navigating the ACE CLI, see the Cisco Application Control Engine Module Command Reference.

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html