How to Work around “IPMI Cipher Suite Zero Authentication” Error Message





Issue: Error: IPMI Cipher Suite Zero Authentication when running a security scan.

Resolution: Error message can be resolved by simply disabling the IPMI over LAN through the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)1 Interface (Shell);
see section 2.12 of Intel® Server Systems Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) and BIOS document.

1 Since IPMI is an industry standard protocol, developed by Intel and supported by over two hundred vendors, refer to How to check if IPMI Cipher 0 is off for further detailed information​.

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