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Managing Certificate Authorities

Note: This topic applies to the HTTP1.1 Release.

When the Smoothwall’s instant messenger proxy or Guardian module are configured to intercept SSL traffic, certificates must be validated. This is done by checking them against the list of installed Certificate Authorities (CA).

Your Smoothwall comes installed with open source certificates issued by well-known and trusted external Certificate Authorities.