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Enabling and Requiring SSL Connections

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    Last Modified: October 16, 2020

    Configure your settings to require a secure connection to access the web application.

    Enabling SSL Connections

    Enable SSL connections for access to the web application.

    Before you begin, create a SSL certificate. By default, users do not need to access the web application via a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection. InsightCM provides a placeholder SSL certificate that you need to replace with your own. If you use the placeholder certificate, browsers display certificate errors when you attempt to access the web application.

    Complete the following steps to enable SSL connections to the web application.

    1. Open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager application from the Windows start menu.
    2. In the Connections tree, expand the asset representing the server.
    3. Expand Sites and select InsightCM.
    4. In the Actions pane, click Bindings.
    5. In the Site Bindings dialog box, select the https item and click the Edit button. The SSL certificate pull-down menu now displays a default certificate with the text PLEASE REPLACE ME.
    6. Select an SSL certificate you created instead.
    7. Click OK in the Edit Site Binding dialog box and then click Close to return to IIS Manager.
    Users can now access the web application via the following URLs: //serverDNSHostname and https://serverIpAddress. However, users are still able to access the web application through non-SSL (HTTP) connections. Now that you have enabled SSL connections, require SSL connections.

    Requiring SSL Connections

    Require users to connect to the web application using HTTPS.

    Before you begin, enable SSL connections.

    After you apply an SSL certificate to the https site binding, users can still browse and open the web application using an HTTP connection. Complete the following steps to require SSL connections.
    1. Open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager application from the Windows start menu.
    2. In the Connections tree, expand the asset representing the server.
    3. Expand Sites and select InsightCM.
    4. Double-click SSL Settings.
    5. Check the Require SSL checkbox.
    6. Click Apply in the Actions pane. If you browse to http://serverName:82, the browser displays an error because an SSL connection via a URL such as https://serverDNSHostname is required.
    Now that you have enabled and required SSL connections, further secure your system by integrating InsightCM with the Windows Active Directory.

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