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Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.1

Security Guide

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1.  Oracle ILOM Security Principles and Considerations

Key Deployment Security Considerations for Oracle ILOM

Important Security Principles for Oracle ILOM

General Security Principles

Basic Security Principles

2.  Oracle ILOM Security at Deployment

Understanding the Default Settings of Oracle ILOM

Changing the Default root User Account

Understanding User Roles and Privileges

Enabling or Disabling Unwanted Services to Control Open Ports

Understanding the Single Sign-On Feature

Configuring the Oracle ILOM Web Interface for Maximum Security

Using SSL Certificates

Understanding Web Security Settings

Configuring the Web Interface Session Time-Out

Configuring the Oracle ILOM CLI for Maximum Security

Configuring the CLI Session Time-Out

Understanding SSH Key Generation

Using User SSH Keys

Configuring SNMP for Maximum Security

Differences Between SNMPv1/v2c and SNMPv3

SNMP Security Guidelines for Choosing Whether to Enable Sets

Understanding the Engine ID

Configuring Ws-Man for Maximum Security

User Authentication Services and Security

Configuring Banner Messages

Security Implications of Enabling Sideband Management

Security Considerations for a Local Management Connection

3.  Oracle ILOM Security After Deployment

Understanding the KCS Interface to Oracle ILOM

Understanding the LAN Interconnect Interface for Oracle ILOM

Connecting to Oracle ILOM Using Secure Protocols

Using IPMI 2.0 To Ensure Traffic Is Encrypted

Using Remote KVMS Securely

KVMS Encryption

Multiple User Sessions and Remote KVMS

Using the Host Lock Feature to Prevent Unauthorized Use

Using Serial Console Redirection (start /HOST/console)

Monitoring Audit Events to Find Unauthorized Access

Understanding the Physical Presence Check Feature

Changing Administrator Passwords Frequently

Updating to the Latest Firmware

Understanding the Single Sign-On Feature

The Oracle ILOM Single Sign-On (SSO) service is an Oracle-proprietary protocol and feature that allows authenticated web users to launch the Remote Keyboard, video, mouse, storage (KVMS) application without having to re-enter a password, even though the KVMS application is running on a different system. For a blade chassis, it also allows an authenticated chassis monitoring module (CMM) user to navigate to a blade SP in the chassis without having to re-enter her or his user password.

The SSO protocol uses one-time-use credentials that are sent over the network between Oracle ILOM and the Oracle ILOM Remote Console and CLI Storage Redirection applications. The communication of these credentials is over a private, encrypted channel. These credentials are then used internally by the Oracle ILOM Remote Console and CLI Storage Redirection applications to authenticate the session. For a blade system, the SSO one-time-use credentials are sent between the blade SP and the CMM over a private VLAN.

The SSO feature can be disabled if the convenience of single sign-on is not required. For more information about enabling or disabling the SSO service, see the Oracle ILOM 3.1 Configuration and Maintenance Guide.