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From John Kinsella <...@stratosec.co>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] realhostip.com going away
Date Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:17:50 GMT
The console technology doesn’t really matter. The encryption is the part of concern. You
have two choices:

* Shared secret: set up a crypto password in advance, get it onto the CPVM and browser in
some secure manner. Basically, however you do this you’re compromised once somebody sniffs
the connection and gets the token/password/whatever.
* Public/private key: This is what ACS uses, and as long as you don’t share the private
key across the internet in a code repository, self sign the key, or use a CA authority that’s
somewhat competent.

Folks may think this isn’t that big a deal for an internal cloud, but if that cloud is running
production systems and you’re even vaguely concerned about their security, then securing
that proxy should be on your mind.

John


On Mar 11, 2014, at 2:32 AM, Paul Angus <paul.angus@shapeblue.com<mailto:paul.angus@shapeblue.com>>
wrote:

Just thinking out loud;

Would using a secure vnc connection over http achieve the same result as using a secure http
session - the authentication token is in the initial url anyway..

Regards,

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