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How does packet capture tool work with encryption?

How does the 7.2 packet capture tool handle encrypted traffic? If SSL inspection is enabled, is the traffic in the PCAP still encrypted?

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Mostly, the captures generated by FortiOS are the same as what you get on the wire. So in the case of SSL, the packets are still encrypted.

But, if you apply SSL mirroring, FortiOS sends the decrypted payloads to the specified destination. In this case, the decrypted packets can be captured. You could set the destination to a loopback interface so you can run packet captures without sending packets out of the FortiGate.

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