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Accessing the Web Console Over an HTTPS Connection

Once you have generated a pfx/p12 certificate, you can configure the Avalanche web server (Apache Tomcat) to encrypt traffic between the Console and the Avalanche Server using an HTTPS connection. This requires modifying the server.xml file, and then restarting the Tomcat Server.

This requires an SSL certificate in a pfx/p12 format. For more information about SSL certificates, see SSL Certificates.

To activate SSL for Apache Tomcat:

1.Make a copy of the existing pfx/p12 certificate.

2.If it has a pfx extension, rename the certificate with a p12 extension.

3.Copy the p12 certificate to C:\Program Files\Wavelink\Avalanche\jre\bin.

4.Go to C:\Program Files\Wavelink\Avalanche\Web\conf.

5.Copy the server.xml file to a backup folder location.

6.Open the original server.xml file in a text editor.

7.Comment out the current HTTP connector that uses port 8080.
<Connector port="8080" protocol="HTTP/1.1"
redirectPort="8443" />

8.Modify the Connector port for 8443 with protocol of org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11NioProtocol to reflect the content shown here. You will also need to remove the comments from this connector.
<Connector port="8443" protocol="org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11NioProtocol”
SSLEnabled="true" maxThreads="150" scheme="https" secure="true" clientAuth="false"
keystoreFile="C:\Program Files\Wavelink\Avalanche\jre\bin\<name of SSL certificate>.p12"
keystorePass="<certificate password>" keystoreType="PKCS12" />

9.Restart the Wavelink Tomcat service to ensure the changes are activated.

10.Enter the following URL into the Web browser and log into Avalanche: https://<FQDN or IP address of Avalanche>:8443/AvalancheWeb

Once you have generated a certificate, activated SSL for Tomcat, and restarted the Tomcat server, you can access the Web Console over an HTTPS connection.

To access the Web Console over a secure connection:

In the address field of your browser, type:

https://[DNS name or IP address of Avalanche]:8443/AvalancheWeb

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