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Hardening Preparations

  • Evaluate the security risk/security state for your general network, and use the conclusions when deciding how to best integrate Universal CMDB into your network.
  • Develop a good understanding of the Universal CMDB technical framework and Universal CMDB security capabilities.
  • Review all the hardening guidelines.
  • Verify that Universal CMDB is fully functioning before starting the hardening procedures.
  • Follow the hardening procedure steps chronologically in each section. For example, if you decide to configure the Universal CMDB server to support SSL, read Enabling Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Communication and then follow all the instructions chronologically.
  • Universal CMDB does not support basic authentication with blank passwords. Do not use a blank password when setting basic authentication connection parameters.

Tip Print out the hardening procedures and check them off as you implement them.