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The Apache web server must encrypt passwords during transmission.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-214327 AS24-W1-000370 SV-214327r505936_rule Medium
Data used to authenticate, especially passwords, needs to be protected at all times, and encryption is the standard method for protecting authentication data during transmission. Data used to authenticate can be passed to and from the web server for many reasons. Examples include data passed from a user to the web server through an HTTPS connection for authentication, the web server authenticating to a backend database for data retrieval and posting, and the web server authenticating to a clustered web server manager for an update.
Apache Server 2.4 Windows Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-09-27


Check Text ( C-15539r277484_chk )
Review the <'INSTALL PATH'>\conf\httpd.conf file.

Ensure SSL is enabled by looking at the "SSLVerifyClient" directive.

If the value of "SSLVerifyClient" is not set to "require", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-15537r277485_fix)
Edit the <'INSTALL PATH'>\conf\httpd.conf file and set the value of "SSLVerifyClient" to "require".

Restart the Apache service.