• Author : Dominik Rappaport


Working with certificates

Introduction and motivation Encryption protocols like HTTPS use certificates to authenticate the remote server (sometimes also the client) as there are no other means to verify to which device you are currently talking. If the server (in our case the switch providing management access via an HTTP based REST API) is located in our own network, it is usually acceptable to work with so-called self-signed certificates. A self-signed certificate is not signed by a certification authority (CA), which would confirm that the CA (an institution you trust) has verified the identity of the certificate holder. By default, Arista EOS based...
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