HP Systems Insight Manager tasks that cause state or configuration changes on managed systems use Secure Task Execution (STE) to issue their commands to the system. STE allows an HP Systems Insight Manager system to securely request execution of a task from a managed system. It ensures that the user requesting the task has the appropriate rights to perform the task. The request includes a digital signature to uniquely identify the HP Systems Insight Manager system making the request. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is then used to encrypt the request and protect the data from alternation or eavesdropping.
The managed system receiving the task request is responsible for ensuring that the user making the request has the appropriate rights to make the request on the system. Refer to Trusted Certificates - Require Trusted Certificates for more information.