This configuration protects the integrity of the data exchanged between the server and client, and helps keep the contents of the exchange confidential. This configuration uses an HTTPS connection, and uses either the 3DES or AES algorithm to encrypt the client configuration files. This configuration also requires the server to authenticate itself to the client during the installation. A secure WAN boot installation requires the following security features.
HTTPS enabled on the WAN boot server and the install server
HMAC SHA1 hashing key on the WAN boot server and the client
3DES or AES encryption key for the WAN boot server and the client
Digital certificate of a certificate authority for the WAN boot server
If you want to also require client authentication during the installation, you must also use the following security features.
Private key for the WAN boot server
Digital certificate for the client
For a list of the tasks that are required to install with this configuration, see Table 13–1.