Creating a TLS inspection configuration in Network Firewall - AWS Network Firewall

Creating a TLS inspection configuration in Network Firewall

This procedure explains how to create a TLS inspection configuration using Network Firewall. To follow this procedure, you must have at least one certificate in AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) that's accessible by your AWS account.

To create a TLS inspection configuration using the console
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon VPC console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/vpc/.

  2. In the navigation pane, under Network Firewall, choose TLS inspection configurations.

  3. Choose Create TLS inspection configuration.

  4. In the Associate SSL/TLS certificates page, configure Server certificates for inbound SSL/TLS inspection, CA certificate for outbound SSL/TLS inspection, or both.

  5. Choose Next to go to the TLS inspection configuration's Describe TLS inspection configuration page.

  6. Enter a Name to identify this TLS inspection configuration.

    Warning

    You can't change the name after you create the TLS inspection configuration.

  7. (Optional) Enter a Description for the TLS inspection configuration.

  8. Choose Next to go to the TLS inspection configuration's Define scope page.

  9. In the Scope configuration pane, choose the protocol, source, source port range, destination, and destination port range of the traffic that you want Network Firewall to decrypt. Network Firewall uses the associated certificates to decrypt the SSL/TLS traffic that matches the scope configuration. After Network Firewall decrypts the traffic, the service inspects the traffic according to your firewall policy's stateful rules.

    Network Firewall also automatically configures a reverse scope, ensuring that the service inspects the traffic in both directions.

    1. For Protocol, choose the protocol to decrypt. Network Firewall currently supports TCP.

    2. For Source IP, choose the source IP addresses and ranges to decrypt. You can decrypt by Custom IP addresses or by Any IPv4 address.

    3. For Source port, choose the source ports and source port ranges to decrypt. You can decrypt by Custom port ranges or by Any port.

    4. For Destination IP, choose the destination IP addresses and ranges to decrypt. You can decrypt by Custom IP addresses or by Any IPv4 address.

    5. For Destination port, choose the destination ports and destination port ranges to decrypt. You can decrypt by Custom port ranges or by Any port.

    6. Choose Add scope configuration. To add more scope configurations, adjust the settings in the scope configuration pane, then select Add scope configuration.

  10. Choose Next.

  11. (Optional) On the Advanced settings page, under Customer managed key, you can change the key that Network Firewall uses to decrypt and encrypt the TLS inspection configuration, to protect against unauthorized access. By default, Network Firewall uses AWS owned keys. If you want to use your own keys, you can configure customer managed keys from the AWS Key Management Service and provide them to Network Firewall. For information about customer managed keys, see Encryption at rest with AWS Key Management Service.

  12. (Optional) In the Certificate revocation status section, choose whether Network Firewall should check if the certificate that's presented by the server in the TLS connection has a revoked status. To enable this option, you must first associate a certificate authority (CA) certificate for outbound inspection in the Associate SSL/TLS certificates step. You can also configure the actions that Network Firewall takes on outbound traffic if the certificate is revoked or has an unknown status.

  13. Choose Next.

  14. (Optional) On the Add tags page, enter a key and optional value for any tag that you want to add to this TLS inspection configuration. Tags help you to organize and manage your AWS resources. For more information about tagging your resources, see Tagging AWS Network Firewall resources.

  15. Choose Next.

  16. On the Review and confirm page, check the TLS inspection configuration settings. If you want to change anything, choose Edit for that section. This returns you to the corresponding step in the create TLS inspection configuration wizard. Make your changes, then choose Next on each page until you come back to the review and confirm page.

  17. Choose Create TLS inspection configuration.

Your new TLS inspection configuration is added to the list in the Network Firewall TLS inspection configurations page.

To use your TLS inspection configuration in a firewall policy, follow the procedures at Managing your firewall policy.