Friday, 14 April 2017

How to Configure IHS (Httpd.conf ) with WAS 8.5 for Port :443 (https://) and install certificates.

Step 1: Go to Installed IHS , conf directory,

Step 2:  open httpd.conf in edit mode.

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Step 3: Add lines:


LoadModule ibm_ssl_module modules/
#IPv6 support:
Listen [::]:443
<VirtualHost *:443>
ServerName  *
SSLProtocolDisable SSLv2
KeyFile  F:\IBM_INSTALL\IBMIHS\SSL\testkey.kdb
SSLStashFile  F:\IBM_INSTALL\IBMIHS\SSL\testkey.sth

LoadModule was_ap22_module  F:\IBM_INSTALL\IBMIHS\WebSphere\Plugins\bin\32bits\mod_was_ap22_http.dll

WebSpherePluginConfig  F:\IBM_INSTALL\IBMIHS\WebSphere\Plugins\config\New_webserver\plugin-cfg.xml


keyfile is for created .kdb location - certificates
SSLStashFile is for password.
LoadModule was_ap22_module
             F:\IBM_INSTALL\...\Plugins\bin\32bits\mod_was_ap22_http.dll     ( dll is for Wiindows )

LoadModule ibm_ssl_module modules/       ( .so is for UNIX ).

LoadModule was_ap22_module

       /IBMWAS/IHS/WebSphere/bin/64bits/  ( .so is for UNIX ).

also check

ServerName middlewarebox:443

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Step 4: edit hosts file  and add certificates common name to hosts

in windows go to  location  C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

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Step 4: restart the Web server :

Step 5: Check from browser using DNS name , provided in certificates and hosts file.

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Step 6: Check the certificate Information { in my case i have created Self -sign Certificates }

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If  you want to configure at port  :443 only.

put # comment at all the lines of  port :80

#Listen [::]:80
#ServerName localhost:80

the Application will work at port :443 only.


Reference Doc :

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