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Dec 09, 2020

F5 Device Administration/configuration - Vulnerabilities

Can someone help me to understand using self-signed certificate for BIGIP LTM box falls in non-compliant as long as our device will be accessed only by network administrators?
  • Lidev's avatar
    Dec 09, 2020


    Using self-signed certificates can pose a number of challenges, severals attacks have successfully exploited self-signed certificates (MitM attack, Drye Banking Trojan etc.)

    So, even if your device is only access by network administrators, it's not something to be advised (there's a risk if one of the admin account or admin access is compromised)


    A good article on this topic : When are self-signed certificates acceptable?