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Manual conversion of HTTPS from HTTP

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Hello,

 

We are currently on 9.4 M3 on Unix. Planning to convert the SAS Web Apps to HTTPS.

 

I have found the below instructions to manually update SAS Web Server from HTTP to HTTPS.

 

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/bimtag/69826/HTML/default/viewer.htm#n0nakjyj6hlqmvn11p9...

 

My question is, would the above instructions be sufficient for this process. Or do we need to follow the manual steps for configuring SAS Web Application Server. As mentioned below ? In addition to the Web Server configuration.

 

Although it does say, the below process is optional. But is it advisable to ignore ?

 

http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/bimtag/69826/HTML/default/viewer.htm#n1enfdk7f1fjcqn1ggb...

 

Appreciate any help !


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‎03-01-2017 09:33 AM
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Re: Manual conversion of HTTPS from HTTP

Hello @ARQ,

 

the first link should be enough, by default, unless you really require HTTPS communication between web server and web application server> Normally, just https from client to web server is enough.

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Re: Manual conversion of HTTPS from HTTP

Hello @ARQ,

 

the first link should be enough, by default, unless you really require HTTPS communication between web server and web application server> Normally, just https from client to web server is enough.

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Re: Manual conversion of HTTPS from HTTP

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Hello @JuanS_OCS,

 

Thank you for the quick answer !

 

Would you mind answering another question regarding the Instructions mentioned in first link ?

 

Step # 8 says, Use SAS Management Console to update the protocol and port number for each web application. For more information, see Specifying Connection Properties.

 

Upon changing the port number and protocol for each application from SMC. Does that also change the URL's for our existing Web Apps.

 

Apart from adding https, do we also need to change the port from 7980 to 433 in our URL's ?

 

Thank you!

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Re: Manual conversion of HTTPS from HTTP

General answer to your questions is "yes".

 

Here is the reason, that might help you to understand the SAS deployments.

 

On one hand, you will have a SAS Web Server (~adv. versioon of Apache) and SAS Web Application Servers (~adv. version of Tomcat). They will listen on the ports as defined on the configuration files (as described on the guide you are reading. And, when you make a request, it has to point to the server and port as configured.

 

In other hand, the requests are being answered, with the logic as implemented within SAS. While the communications between web pages are defined on the web applications (SASServerX_X\sas_webapps), the logic of the URL redirections is implemented on the SAS Metadata. And that is why you need to make the modification on the SAS metadata for the SAS Content Server, for the SAS Web Apps and for the SAS Foundation Services. And you modify port and the security (http/https).

 

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