2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2004 6:19 PM by 807574 RSS

    SSL config

    807574
      Hi,

      Does anyone know how to configure SSL for Open Portal for authentication
      without
      the need to have two instances of Portal server?

      Is there a better way to configure SSL for Open Portal Authentication only
      without
      configure all the portal site with SSL?

      Thanks for any help.

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        • 1. Re: SSL config
          807574
          To configure SSL in Open Portal manually, follow the steps below...

          1) Get a certificate from the cerficate authorities and install in the iPlanet Web server
          (You can get the information installing certificate in the Server Component from
          portal server installation guide.)
          2) Start the Portal Server using
          # /opt/SUNWips/bin/ipsserver start.
          3) Goto: Server Management > Manage Server Profile > Platform Server List and
          change the protocol for URL from http to https. Select Submit and continue to update the profile.
          4)GoTo: Server Management > Manage Naming Profile and
          Change the protocol from http to https in the "Profile URL", "Logging URL" and submit .
          5) Go to /etc/opt/SUNWips directory and edit the following.
          ips.server.protocol=https
          ips.naming.url=https
          ips.notification.url=https
          6) Go To :/opt/netscape/server4/https-siroe/config/magnus.conf
          and enable security option to " on" .
          Stop and Re-start the Portal Server.

          Thanks,
          Raj_indts
          Developer Technical Support
          Sun Microsystems
          http://www.sun.com/developers/support
          • 2. Re: SSL config
            807574
            I tried exactly the same steps, when i tried to login to portal or to the console i am getting an error

            [28/Jul/2004:18:59:29] failure (29882): Internal error: exception thrown from th
            e servlet service function (uri=/login/wtadmin): java.lang.NullPointerException,
            stack: java.lang.NullPointerException
            at com.iplanet.portalserver.auth.service.AuthD.printProfileAttrs(Compile
            d Code)
            at com.iplanet.portalserver.auth.service.AuthD.<init>(AuthD.java:162)
            at com.iplanet.portalserver.auth.service.AuthD.getAuth(AuthD.java:173)
            at com.iplanet.portalserver.auth.service.LoginServlet.doGetPost(Compiled
            Code)
            at com.iplanet.portalserver.auth.service.LoginServlet.doGet(LoginServlet
            .java:987)
            at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:701)
            at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:826)
            at com.netscape.server.http.servlet.NSServletRunner.Service(NSServletRun
            ner.java:533)
            , root cause: