How to configure the cipher strength in Remote Manager

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  • 20-Sep-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 3


The cipher strength in remote manager needs to be configurable.


As of the April maintenance release for OES the cipher strength is configurable.

To set the cipher strength modify the /etc/opt/novell/httpstkd.conf file and add or uncomment the cipher line.  The syntax would be:

cipher level

The possible levels are:

all               Allows any negotiated encryption level.  This is the default value.
low             Allows less than 56-bit encryption.
medium     Allows 56-bit up to 112-bit encryption.
high            Allows 112-bit or greater encryption.

Once the level has been set httpstkd needs to be restarted.  This can be done by running rcnovell-httpstkd restart.

Additional Information

This functionality should be available in novell-nrm-2.01-0.14 and newer.