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jAgent Security

ENABLING SSL ENCRYPTION:

jAgent may be configured to use SSL encryption. To activate SSL encryption, you must specify a valid x509 certificate and a private key. The certificate and key may be specified using command line options, or in the jAgent configuration file. 

The following example describes how to create a self-signed certificate with OpenSSL

Create a self-signed certificate with OpenSSL

1. Create an RSA private key: 

C:\programs\openssl\bin>openssl req -x509 -sha256 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout key.pem -out cert.pem -days 365 -nodes

Generating a 2048 bit RSA private key
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writing new private key to 'key.pem'
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You are about to be asked to enter information that will be incorporated
into your certificate request.
What you are about to enter is what is called a Distinguished Name or a DN.
There are quite a few fields but you can leave some blank
For some fields there will be a default value,
If you enter '.', the field will be left blank.
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Country Name (2 letter code) [AU]:
State or Province Name (full name) [Some-State]:
Locality Name (eg, city) []:
Organization Name (eg, company) [Internet Widgits Pty Ltd]:
Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) []:
Common Name (e.g. server FQDN or YOUR name) []:
Email Address []: 

2. Start jAgent in SSL mode 

C:\programs\openssl\bin>jbase_agent -c cert.pem -k key.pem --config %HOME%\jagent_config

 

AUTHENTICATION MODES:

For jRemote, ODBC and JDBC clients, jAgent supports three different authentication modes (See command line options): 

  •  1. Anonymous - authentication does not verify any user credentials. 
  •  2. User - authentication verifies user credentials against a local user credentials database. 
  •  3. Account - authentication will attempt to use the provided user credentials to log into a specific jBASE account. 

For REST clients, an appropriate HTTP-based authentication mechanism must be implemented in the REST code. 

Setting up user authentication

1.  Create the jAgent user file 

CREATE-FILE JAGENT_USER 1 53 
[ 417 ] File JAGENT_USER]D created , type = J4 
[ 417 ] File JAGENT_USER created , type = J4 

2.  Create the user and set the password 

jbase_agent adduser test 
jbase_agent passwd test newpassword 

3.  Now start jbase_agent with user authentication. 

jbase_agent -A user 

Setting up account authentication

The environment should be configured with JEDIFILENAME_SYSTEM set to a valid jBASE SYSTEM file that contains the jBASE accounts you wish to connect to. This can be set in the jAgent configuration file [ENVIRONMENT] section, if desired. 

1. Start jbase_agent to authentication with account authentication 

jbase_agent -A account 

 


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