Using Cipher Redirect on NetScaler to Report on SSL Handshake failures

On a SSL Virtual Server in NetScaler eg. Load Balancer, Content Switch or NetScaler Gateway virtual server, you could enable Cipher Redirect in order to report on SSL Handshake failures. This could be useful in troubleshooting scenarios etc.

So If cipher redirect is enabled, you configure an SSL virtual server or service to display meaningful error message if the SSL handshake fails because of a cipher mismatch between the virtual server or service and the client.

CommandLine:

(Cipher URL could be an internal hosted HTML Page via NetScaler Responder Module or an external link)

GUI:

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