I am exploring options of using TLS for SNMP, and I have this silly question. It may not be relevant or as per standard so excuse me for that.
Just wondering if we can have TLS only for encrypted communication over TCP and not use that for authentication - Something like a https communication without 2 way authentication or mutual TLS.
In that case probably authentication to be supported using USM model. I am thinking of this only for scenario’s where I don’t want to administer and configure trusted certificates between the agent and manager but just want to use TCP based TLS transport.
Is that a possibility and something that can be done via SNMP4J as a client/agent implementation?