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How to configure a NuGenesis web server for HTTPS - WKB17988

Article number: 17988

OBJECTIVE or GOAL

Configure a NuGenesis SDMS Web server for HTTPS.

ENVIRONMENT

  • NuGenesis 9 SDMS
  • NuGenesis 8 SDMS SR2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008

PROCEDURE

Verify the Server Certificates in IIS:

  1. Log in to the SDMS Web server and open Control Panel > Administrative Tools > IIS Manager.
  2. Select the server name in the list.
  3. Double-click "Server Certificates".
  4. Verify that at least one valid certificate, issued by the customer's (or a trusted third-party) Certificate Authority (CA) server, is installed in IIS.

Configure the Default Web Site for HTTPS:

  1. Select the Default Web Site.
  2. Click the Bindings link in the Actions pane.
  3. Verify that there are at least two bindings:
    • Type: http    Port: 80    IP Address: *
    • Type: https  Port: 443  IP Address: * 
  4. Select the "https" binding and click Edit.
  5. Clear the "Host name:" field.
  6. Select a valid certificate for the SSL Certificate.
  7. Click OK and Close in the dialog boxes.
  8. Open "SSL Settings".
  9. Select the "Require SSL" checkbox.
  10. Set "Client certificates" to Ignore.  Click the Apply button.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This information is applicable only to NuGenesis 8 SR2 and later versions. NG8 FR1 and earlier versions do not support HTTPS.

If the site binding in IIS has HTTPS but no certificate selected, then IE will display an error message when loading any HTTPS links from the server, even the home page (ex: https:// servername/), while HTTP links will work.  Internet Explorer will typically display a message about enabling TLS 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2; the issue is more likely to be in the server than in the client settings.

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