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PA-500 SSL decryption decrypt-error session end

L0 Member

I apologize of this is a dumb question as I know that some sites will have decyrption issues, but is it normal to have a lot of traffic log entries with decrypt-error as the session end reason?

 

None of our users are complaining that they can't get to something/anything, but I'm seeing a lot of entries with this session end reason. Was going to open a support case, but thought I'd ask hear first to see if perhaps I'm mistaking normal behaviour for an issue.

 

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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L5 Sessionator

hi,

 

Stupid question but have you configure some decryption rule ??

This error refer:

  - no HSM availbale is configured

  - No ressources available for decryption

  - unsupported cypher suite ...

If no user complin it's maybe because you allowed undecrypted traffic du to error ???

 

Globally, decryption with PA500 ... is not a good idea 😉

 

Hope help

 

V.

L6 Presenter

What version of PAN-OS?

L3 Networker

Here an article how to dig deeper in the decryption error messages.

For example , The decrypt-error session end can also mean that the firewall has not enough resources to decrypt.

 

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/PAN-OS-7-1-Articles/PAN-OS-7-1-New-session-end-reasons/ta-p/732...

 

 

 

L0 Member

Thank you all for your replies. We are currently running OS 8.0.2. We had recently upgraded to 8.0.1, but had to upgrade again last week for a memory leak that appears to be ongoing.

 

Regarding decryption, we have a decryption policy that applies to most of our staff through AD group membership as well as a no-decrypt policy for select sites we have determined do not decrypt correctly. I am not certain if our policy is set to allow access on error. I will have to look further in to that.

 

I'm not sure if the reason could be lack of resources. I know that the PA500 is on the low end of the model list. I occassionally see the dataplane cpu usage get rather high, but generally it's not too bad.

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