IPA - the Internet Protocol for Alarm Management

Security

Security can be divided into the following three topics.

Identification

If multiple clients are to communicate with the same server, it might be necessary for the clients to identify themselves. Usually this is used in conjunction with authentication and encryption.

<Heartbeat Id="103" ClientId="012345"></Heartbeat>

Authentication

Authentication is as simple as adding a password to each datagram. Both server and client may require authentication.

<Heartbeat Id="103" Authentication="dz80mi0pql+js9028jm8c89jv8"></Heartbeat>

Encryption

Authentication is essentially pointless without encryption. If authentication is used, the TCP socket should be encrypted using SSL.


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