Concepts Guide
Security Considerations

UM should generally be used in secure networks where unauthorized users are unable to access UM components and applications. A UM network can be made secure through the use of certificate-based encryption (see Encrypted TCP), but this increases message delivery latency and reduces maximum possible throughput.

In particular, the use of UDP-based protocols (LBT-RM and LBT-RU) cannot secured in the same way that TCP can. In a system that uses UDP-based protocols, there is no mechanism in UM to prevent unauthorized applications to be deployed which can then subscribe and publish topics with complete freedom.

Webmon Security  <-

Of special interest is the use of simple web-based monitoring of the UM daemons: Store, DRO, SRS. UM does not provide any sort of authentication or authorization for the daemons web pages.

Be aware that the use of UM daemon web-based monitoring pages does place a load on the daemon being monitored. For some pages, that load can be significant. An unauthorized user who rapidly accesses pages can disrupt the normal operation of the daemon, potentially leading to message loss.

Users are expected to prevent unauthorized access to the web monitor through normal firewalling methods. Users who are unable to limit access to a level consistent with their overall security needs should disable the daemon web monitors. See:


Configuration Element to Disable Web Monitor





SRS <debug-monitor>