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You can secure communication between the up.time Uptime monitoring station and the up.time Uptime Linux agent by enabling SSL encryption. Enabling SSL is a two-step process:

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To enable SSL encryption, complete the following steps on each agent system:

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Perform these steps on the Agents only. Do not perform these steps on the monitoring station.

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  1. You can change the port on which to enable SSL to any value. To change the default agent port to something other than 9998, edit the /etc/services file, and restart xinetd. You can also use the agent-configure.sh script (see Changing Linux agent port or permissions for more information). 

Enabling SSL in the

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Uptime UI

If the Linux agent has already been added to up.timeUptime, complete the following steps in the up.time Uptime Web interface for each agent system that you want to configure to use SSL.

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If you have not yet added the agent system to up.timeUptime, follow the steps that are detailed in the up.time Uptime User Guide. When adding the agent system, ensure that the Agent Port Number option is set to 9998, and that the Use SSL (HTTPS) option is enabled.

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