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SSL certs for server to server comms & install them on servers or WAF & pentesting them

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a vendor is setting up on-prem internal servers for us:

vendor told us he needs SSL certs for the 5 servers

not for users to access but for server to server comms.


Shall we use self-signed certs in this case & usually

for how long these certs should be valid (every 1-3

yearly or permanently)?


Should these servers sit behind the WAF (or suppose 

these 5 URLs are not for users access but server to

server communications) or in front of the WAF?


If they sit behind the WAF, shd the self-signed certs

be installed in the WAF or in the servers?  If they

sit in front of WAF, certainly the certs have to be

installed in the servers


For penetration tests, we should test the 5 URLs (

vendor said they're for server to server comms),

through the WAF or position the penetration 

scanners directly on the servers without going

through WAF?

btanExec Consultant
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