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In the modern world of communications with access to everything, servers need to verify the client's identity to prevent malicious clients from gaining access to read or change the server content. Clients need to be able to trust that the servers are set up properly to prevent malicious parties from accessing content and provide false content.
Download our new application note to learn how NETCONF and RESTCONF clients and servers can be set up to use X.509 certificates to identify themselves to each other and set up secure connections between them so that malicious components can’t get involved in these communications.
John Lawitzke, ConfD Product Manager
Do you know if your network device has implemented NETCONF and YANG properly according to industry standards and is compliant with automation best practices for seamless integration into Service Orchestration software?
Watch our on-demand webinar to learn the key reasons for doing NETCONF and YANG Automation Testing and the kinds of interoperability problems that can be caught upfront. The webinar provides a brief tutorial on the use of NSO and the add-on test tools for performing the NETCONF and YANG Automation Testing. Additionally, a full demo shows how you can use the test tools and discover the potential problems that can be uncovered during testing.
Duration: 90 minutes
You can access the latest version of the NETCONF & YANG Automation Testing User Guide as well as an online interactive demo/tutorial to further understand what NETCONF & YANG Automation Testing is and how it works.
ConfD 7.4 Release Highlights
ConfD 7.4 has been released and contains many exciting new features as well as the retirement of some obsolete features. Some of the new features include the initial release of YANG Push support, addition of the NMDA "origin" feature, and a modernization of the ConfD build tool chain resulting in a new minimum glibc version. You can read the ConfD 7.4 Release Highlights on the Tail-f website as well as find links to further information.
Being tied to a comfort zone has been something top of mind for me lately. We all have those areas that we are comfortable in whether it is something we are used to doing in a particular way or certain tools we use despite those tools being several years old.
I have been thinking lately about the common idiom “The proof is in the pudding”, this is to say that the real worth or success of something is determined by trying it out or testing it.
We are happy to announce the release of ConfD 7.4 with several exciting new features. This blog post highlights the most important enhancements, changes, and deprecations.
Traditionally, and by far the most popular choice, NETCONF uses SSH as a transport protocol and public/private key pairs for authenticating a new connection. RESTCONF is transported via TLS, i.e. HTTPS, and authenticated using a username and password within the encrypted HTTPS connection. There is an alternative: X.509 certificates.