Summary


This article describes how to enable SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to secure communications to and from the InfoBurst Platform.



Prerequisites


  • Installation of a valid SSL certificate. See your Windows Server administrator for information about obtaining and install an SSL certificate.
  • Certificate domain must match fully qualified domain used to connect to InfoBurst



Enable SSL


  • Select System > Configuration > SSL
  • Select SSLCert then select the certificate
  • Select the Save button
  • Select UseSSL
  • Check Yes and select the Save button
  • Stop the InfoBurstPlatform service
  • Open a command prompt (Run As Administrator) and change directory to the InfoBurst application root (default = C:\Program Files (x86)\InfoSol\InfoBurstPlatform)
  • Enter enable_ssl
  • Start the InfoBurstPlatform service

SSL is now enabled. The InfoBurst user interface URL will now require HTTPS. Any dashboards or applications that communicate with InfoBurst via REST (default = 8551) must be updated to use HTTPS.



Disable SSL


Do not remove or delete the certificate in Windows until the following steps are executed:

  • Select System > Configuration > SSL
  • Select UseSSL
  • Un-check Yes and select the Save button
  • Stop the InfoBurstPlatform service
  • Open a command prompt (Run As Administrator) and change directory to the InfoBurst application root (default = C:\Program Files (x86)\InfoSol\InfoBurstPlatform)
  • Enter disable_ssl
  • Start the InfoBurstPlatform service


SSL is now disabled. The InfoBurst user interface URL no longer requires HTTPS. SAP Dashboard users must disable SSL in any/all dashboard connectors.



Change SSL Certificate


  • Execute the Disable SSL process described above
  • Install the new SSL certificate
  • Execute the Enable SSL process described above