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    Secure Web Access Overview

    A Juniper Networks device uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to provide secure management of devices through the Web interface. SSL uses public-private key technology that requires a paired private key and an authentication certificate for the SSL service. SSL encrypts communication between your device and the Web browser with a session key negotiated by the SSL server certificate.

    An SSL certificate includes identifying information such as a public key and a signature made by a certificate authority (CA). When you access the device through HTTPS, an SSL handshake authenticates the server and the client and begins a secure session. If the information does not match or the certificate has expired, you are not able to access the device through HTTPS.

    Without SSL encryption, communication between your device and the browser is sent in the open and can be intercepted. We recommend that you enable HTTPS access on your WAN interfaces.

    Modified: 2017-08-31