SSL decryption feature

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SSL decryption feature

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Hi All,

I wish to ask do i have to have my own Certificate in order to use SSL decryption feature, in order to decryption my users SSL traffic ?

OR i can just go and setup this feature and use it right away ?

I use PA-VM-100, PAN OS 6.0.4


L7 Applicator


You have to use a certificate (either self-signed or from a third party) in order to decrypt SSL traffic on PAN firewall.

Few related DOC:

How to Implement SSL Decryption

SSL Decryption Certificates

Hope this helps.


L7 Applicator

Your client computers will need to "trust" the certificate you use on the PA for decryption or else they will get the red certificate error banner when browsing decrypted sites.

A simple way to achieve this on a windows domain is to use your Active Directory CA to issue the certificate you use for decryption on the PA.

Steve Puluka BSEET - IP Architect - DQE Communications (Metro Ethernet/ISP)
ACE PanOS 6; ACE PanOS 7; ASE 3.0; PSE 7.0 Foundations & Associate in Platform; Cyber Security; Data Center

L4 Transporter

Additionally, if you choose to use a non Active Directory CA you can use group policy to push the certificate trust out to workstations.

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