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 a clustered primary server
Use this section to configure an external CA-signed certificate for a clustered primary server. The enrolled certificate is used for host communication.
Ensure that the NetBackup domain is enabled to use external CA-signed certificates by configuring the NetBackup web server.
Ensure that external certificates for the NetBackup web server and the virtual name are issued by the same certificate authority.
If the two certificate authorities do not match, communication between the NetBackup Administration Console and the NetBackup Web Management Console service (nbwmc service) fails.
To enroll an external certificate for a clustered primary server
- Update the NetBackup configuration file that is present on the shared disk (
nbcl.conf) with the external certificate configuration options.
Use the nbsetconfig command to configure the following options:
You need to configure the certificate revocation list (CRL) configuration options for each node.
- Run the following command on the primary server:
nbcertcmd -enrollCertificate -cluster
The enrolled certificate is used for communication between the active node and the primary server domain that is listed in the SERVER configuration option on the host.
For more details on the command, refer to the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide.
- Configure an external certificate on each cluster node.