SSL Access

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard Internet protocol for securely exchanging information between two parties. SSL encrypts transmitted data with two keys: a public key known to everyone, and a private key known only to the recipient.

By convention, an SSL connection uses a URL that begins with https:, instead of http:. For example, use the following URL to open an SSL connection to the Report Console: https://report_server_ip_address/reportconsole/index.jsp

You can optionally enable SSL access in the report console of the Vocera Report Console during installation. After installation, you can enable or disable SSL access as described in this guide in the topic "Changing the SSL Configuration".

If you enable SSL, you will experience a delay every time you save or transmit data. This performance delay is an unavoidable aspect of SSL encryption and can be mitigated somewhat by a high-bandwidth connection to the Vocera Report Server and a fast CPU on the Vocera Report Server.