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
ECA_CERT_PATH for NetBackup servers and clients
The ECA_CERT_PATH option specifies the path to the external CA-signed certificate of the host. This option is mandatory.
NetBackup supports the following certificate sources for host certificates:
Windows certificate store
The Windows certificate store is not supported for clustered primary servers.
A certificate file must have a certificate chain with certificates in the correct order. The chain starts with the server certificate (also known as the leaf certificate) and is followed by zero or more intermediate certificates. The chain must contain all intermediate certificates up to the Root CA certificate but should not contain the Root CA certificate itself. The chain is created such that each certificate in the chain signs the previous certificate in the chain.
The certificate file should be in one of the following formats:
PKCS #7 or P7B file that is either DER or PEM encoded that has certificates in the specified order
A file with the PEM certificates that are concatenated together in the specified order
Table: ECA_CERT_PATH information
Where to use
On NetBackup servers or clients.
How to use
Use the nbgetconfig and the nbsetconfig commands to view, add, or change the option.
For information about these commands, see the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide.
For file-based certificates, use the following format:
ECA_CERT_PATH = Path to the external certificate of the host
If you use this option on a Flex Appliance application instance, the path must be
For Windows certificate store, use the following format:
ECA_CERT_PATH = Certificate store name\Issuer name\Subject name
You can specify multiple certificate selection queries in a comma-separated format.
ECA_CERT_PATH = Store name1\Issuer name1\Subject name1,Store name2\Issuer name2\Subject name2
Equivalent UI property
No equivalent exists.