Making ACI Configurations Consistent
This blog is one of five dealing with the encryption of various Cisco UC devices. This particular piece deals with setting up encrypted calls between phones on a cluster and Cisco Unity Connection. The other blogs in this series are, Configuring Calling Encryption Between Cisco IP Phones, Configuring CUCM with Secure LDAP, Configuring Secure Hardware Conferencing, and Configuring a Secure Voice Gateway. The information in the LDAP article stands on its own, but the steps in “Configuring Calling Encryption Between Cisco IP Phones” must be followed before one can configure any of the items in the other pieces.
The steps detailed in these blogs may not be the final word on all of the ins and outs of configuring the items. However, we discovered that there are very few – or no – articles dealing with these subjects written by someone who has actually performed the tasks. We therefore felt it would be a service to offer information about the steps that worked for us in our specific set of circumstances (particularly since we, apparently, fell into most of the traps).
Comments are welcome and we will be happy to update these blogs if need be.
At this point you should be done. Look back at CUCM and if the ports come up as being registered, you’re set. If they don’t, go back over steps 1-7 carefully. The final test is to hit the Messages button on one of your secure phones and make sure that when CUC answers, the lock icon is displayed next to the caller ID just like it is when you make a secure call.
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Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.
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