SSL forward proxy CA cert

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SSL forward proxy CA cert

My enterprise has a CA root certificate pushed out to all clients. I am now planning to implement ssl decryption and want to import same cert and keys onto firewall for ssl forward proxy. what are the downsides of doing this? is it a good idea to use CA signed cert or the one I mentioned above?



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Re: SSL forward proxy CA cert


Personally I always recommend that you ask whoever manages your CA to give you a sub-CA certificate and use that for the ssl-decryption process. The sub-CA issued certs will be trusted by all of your machines and you aren't using the root certificate. 

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