If you use remote configuration, be sure to set access control to allow administration from only a few users and computers. If you want your Administration Server to provide end-user access to the LDAP server or local directory information, consider maintaining two Administration Servers and using cluster management. The SSL-enabled Administration Server then acts as the master server, and the other Administration Server is available for end-users’ access. For more information about clusters, see Chapter 6, Managing Server Clusters.
You should also turn encryption on for the Administration Server. If you do not use an SSL connection for administration, be cautious when performing remote server administration over an unsecure network. Anyone could intercept your administrative password and reconfigure your servers.