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Security : Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) : SSL interactions and the user

SSL interactions and the user

Most user interactions with SSL happen during configuration of SSL clients and servers. This includes the maintenance of SSL server identities and client root certificates, as well as the setting of any SSL session properties prior to running a given SSL client or server.
During an SSL session, users (especially on the client side) might not be aware that an SSL session is in progress, though in practice applications that use SSL generally provide messages that notify users of their security situation. A common example is in Web browser applications that advise users of Web sites that they might visit for which proper SSL authorization cannot be established. The Web browser usually offers the option to forego accessing any unauthorized Web sites.
In OpenEdge, if an SSL client fails to authenticate an SSL server, the connection fails and a message is returned for handling by the client, which at a minimum displays a message for the user. For more information on OpenEdge support for SSL, see SSL in OpenEdge.