Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Time: 30 minutes

Securing Nomad's cluster communication is not only important for security, but also eases operations by preventing mistakes and misconfigurations. Nomad optionally uses mutual TLS (mTLS) for all HTTP and RPC communication. Nomad's use of mTLS provides the following benefits:

  • Prevent unauthorized Nomad access
  • Prevent observing or tampering with Nomad communication
  • Prevent client/server role or region misconfigurations
  • Prevent other services from masquerading as Nomad agents

You have learned the concepts necessary to deploy mTLS certificates to Nomad.

Next, learn more about securing your Nomad cluster by enabling access control.

Encrypt API/RPC Traffic with mTLS

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