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    Forcing X-Services transactions to occur using SSL?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 16.02

    Question

    1. Is it possible to force all Aleph X-Services transactions to occur using SSL (https protocol)?
    2. Is it possible to force specific X-services transactions to occur over ssl (https) (based on specific "op" functions)?

    Answer

    1) In order to add the option of working with X server in SSL mode I perform the next configuration:
    Edit $alephe_root/apache/conf/ssl.conf and correct the ssl keys+certificate file locations.
    Edit $alephe_root/bin/apachectl and add to the HTTPD command –DSSL
    In $alephe_root/apache/bin/apachectl_auto:
    Replace:
    $httpd_bin/httpd -d $httpd_root
    with:
    $httpd_bin/httpd -d $httpd_root -DSSL
    Restart the Apache.

    The secure access to the Aleph X services is via SSL secure port, for example:
    https://<IP>:443/X

    2. All services are passed via SSL protocol, it is not possible to specify separated transactions

    Category: X-server (500)


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013