WBLC-06-000191 - Oracle WebLogic must employ strong identification and authentication techniques when establishing nonlocal maintenance and diagnostic sessions - SSL Listen Port


Nonlocal maintenance and diagnostic activities are those activities conducted by individuals communicating through a network, either an external network (e.g., the Internet) or an internal network.

Application servers will typically utilize an HTTP interface for providing both local and remote maintenance and diagnostic sessions. In these instances, an acceptable strong identification and authentication technique consists of utilizing two-factor authentication via secured HTTPS connections. If the application server also provides maintenance and diagnostic access via a fat client or other client-based connection, then that client must also utilize two-factor authentication and use FIPS-approved encryption modules for establishing transport connections.


1. Obtain an identity (private key and digital certificates) and trust (certificates of trusted certificate authorities) to configure on the server
2. Create Identity keystore and load private key and certificate using ImportPrivateKey java utility, example:
$ java utils.ImportPrivateKey -certfile <cert_file> -keyfile <private_key_file> [-keyfilepass <private_key_password>] -keystore <keystore> -storepass <storepass> [-storetype <storetype>] -alias <alias> [-keypass <keypass>]
3. Access AC
4. Utilize 'Change Center' to create a new change session
5. From 'Domain Structure', select 'Environment' -> 'Servers'
6. From the list of servers, select one which needs SSL set up
7. From 'Configuration' tab -> 'General' tab, deselect 'Listen Port Enabled' checkbox
8. Select 'SSL Listen Port Enabled' checkbox and enter a valid port number in 'SSL Listen Port' field, e.g., 7002
9. From 'Configuration' tab -> 'Keystores' tab, click 'Change' button in 'Keystores' section
10. From dropdown, select 'Custom Identity and Java Standard Trust' and click 'Save'
11. Enter the fully qualified path to Identity keystore, from step 2, in 'Custom Identity Keystore' field
12. Enter 'JKS' in the 'Custom Identity Keystore Type' field
13. Enter the Identity keystore password in 'Custom Identity Keystore Passphrase' and 'Confirm Custom Identity Keystore Passphrase' fields
14. Enter the Java Standard Trust keystore (cacerts) password in 'Java Standard Trust Keystore Passphrase' and 'Confirm Java Standard Trust Keystore Passphrase' fields
15. Leave all other fields blank and click 'Save'
16. From 'Configuration' tab -> 'SSL' tab, enter values from step 2 into corresponding fields, as follows:
- Enter <alias> into 'Private Key Alias'
- Enter <private_key_password> into 'Private Key Passphrase'
- Enter <private_key_password> into 'Confirm Private Key Passphrase'
17. Click 'Save', and from 'Change Center' click 'Activate Changes' to enable configuration changes
18. Repeat steps 4-17 for all servers requiring SSL configuration
19. From 'Domain Structure', select 'Environment' -> 'Servers', click 'Control' tab
20. Select checkbox for all servers configured in previous steps and click 'Restart SSL'

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References: 800-53|MA-4c., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000877, Rule-ID|SV-235978r628712_rule, STIG-ID|WBLC-06-000191, STIG-Legacy|SV-70559, STIG-Legacy|V-56305, Vuln-ID|V-235978

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