BMC Client Management and SSL

The BMC Client Management uses the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol for transmitting any type of data. SSL uses a cryptographic system that uses two keys to encrypt data - a public key known to everyone and a private or secret key known only to the recipient of the message. It creates a secure connection between the client and its server, over which any amount of data can be sent securely. The CM agent can act as both a client and a server. A client is the one that initiates the communication (performs the connection) while the server is the one that provides a service (accepts the connection).

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