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V-57507

The application server must authenticate all network-connected endpoint devices before establishing any connection.

Finding ID
SRG-APP-000394-AS-000241
Rule ID
SV-71783r2_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-APP-000394-AS-000241
CCI
CCI-001958
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Device authentication requires unique identification and authentication that may be defined by type, by specific device, or by a combination of type and device. Device authentication is accomplished via the use of certificates and protocols such as SSL mutual authentication. Device authentication is performed when the application server is providing web services capabilities and data protection requirements mandate the need to establish the identity of the connecting device before the connection is established.

Fix Text

Configure the application server to perform mutual authentication of network-connected endpoint devices before the connection is established.

Check Content

Review application server documentation, application data protection requirements, and configuration to ensure the application server provides an SSL mutual authentication capability and the authentication is completed before the connection is fully established. If data protection requirements require mutual authentication and the application server is not configured to meet this requirement, this is a finding.