NetBackup and Veritas Appliances Hardening Guide
- Top recommendations to improve your NetBackup and Veritas appliances security posture
- Steps to protect Flex Appliance
- Managing single sign-on (SSO)
- About lockdown mode
- Configuring an isolated recovery environment on a WORM storage server
- Steps to protect NetBackup Appliance
- About single sign-on (SSO) authentication and authorization
- About authentication using smart cards and digital certificates
- About data encryption
- About forwarding logs to an external server
- Steps to protect NetBackup
- Configure NetBackup for single sign-on (SSO)
- Configure user authentication with smart cards or digital certificates
- Access codes
- Workflow to configure immutable and indelible data
- Add a configuration for an external CMS server
- Configuring an isolated recovery environment on a NetBackup BYO media server
- About FIPS support in NetBackup
- Workflow for external KMS configuration
- Workflow to configure data-in-transit encryption
- Configure the DTE mode on a client
- How DTE configuration settings work in various NetBackup operations
- Modify the DTE mode on a backup image
- Workflow to use external certificates for NetBackup host communication
- About certificate revocation lists for external CA
- Configuring an external certificate for a clustered primary server
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates for a virtual name
- Configuring a NetBackup host (media server, client, or cluster node) to use an external CA-signed certificate after installation
- Configuration options for external CA-signed certificates
- ECA_CERT_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
- About protecting the MSDP catalog
- How to set up malware scanning
- About backup anomaly detection
Configuring an external certificate for the NetBackup web server
Before enrolling the certificate for the primary server, ensure that you complete the prerequisite steps as described in the following topic.
By default, NetBackup uses the security certificates that the NetBackup CA has issued. If you have a certificate that an external CA has issued, you can configure the NetBackup web server to use it for secure communication.
Windows certificate store is not supported as certificate source for the NetBackup web server.
To configure an external certificate for the web server
- Ensure that you have valid certificate, private key of the certificate, and trusted CA bundle.
- Run the following command:
configureWebServerCerts -addExternalCert -nbHost -certPath certificate path -privateKeyPath private key path -trustStorePath CA bundle path [-passphrasePath passphrase file path]
The configureWebServerCerts command does not support use of Windows certificate store paths.
Refer to the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide for more details on the command-line options.
In a clustered setup, to avoid a failover run the following command on the active node:
- Restart the NetBackup Web Management Console service to reflect the changes.
On UNIX, run the following commands:
On Windows, use the Services application in the Windows Control Panel.
Location of the commands:
In a clustered setup, unfreeze the cluster using the following command on the active node:
- Restart the NetBackup Messaging Queue Broker (nbmqbroker) service as follows:
Go to the Services application in the Windows Control Panel and manually restart the NetBackup Messaging Queue Broker service.
Run the following command:
nbmqbroker stop; nbmqbroker start
- Verify that you can access the NetBackup web user interface using a browser, without a certificate warning message.