Configuring SSL/TLS between OpsCenter and the DataStax Agents 

OpsCenter uses Transport Layer Security (TLS), referred to as its predecessor Secure Socket Layer (SSL), to encrypt the communication protocol and authenticate traffic between DataStax agents and the main OpsCenter daemon opscenterd. SSL is disabled by default. Enabling SSL is strongly recommended.

OpsCenter uses Transport Layer Security (TLS), referred to as its predecessor Secure Socket Layer (SSL), to encrypt the communication protocol and authenticate traffic between DataStax agents and the main OpsCenter daemon. By default, SSL is disabled.

Warning: Running OpsCenter without SSL should only be done when running OpsCenter and DataStax Enterprise under the following conditions:
  • On a secure internal network.
  • In a development environment where agents and OpsCenter run on the same computer protected from network threats.
  • In a situation where there is no concern about someone listening to OpsCenter traffic.

Otherwise, configuring SSL between OpsCenter and agents is strongly recommended as a security best practice.