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Configure Direct Manager Webserver to use https

thollerweger
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Configure Direct Manager Webserver to use https

Hello,

does anyone know if it is possible to configure the Direct Manager Webserver to use https?

 

We already know how to configure the ModelManager webservices to do that. But we also use the old Direct Manager webserver for 2D drawings and conversion of them to other formats (PDF, DXF) for the purchasing process.

 

Regards, Thomas

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(old style) Web Server is basically a WorkManager Client.
In fact, you can start a WorkManager Client with certain options and it will operate as WebServer (with command line and tracing capabilities).
However, good old WorkManager is of course not able to deal with https.

The same is true for all the other executables having a HTTP interface - Database Server, File Server, License Server.
Only the Webservices can be configured to use https since they are based on Apache technology.

 

The only way to use https for the "classic products" is to add a "proxy" in front of the products that support http only.

 

There are documented scenarios how a add a reverse proxy for Windchill:
- Users within the intranet access Windchill via HTTP
- Users outside (in the WAN) access Windchill via HTTPS through a reverse proxy

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(old style) Web Server is basically a WorkManager Client.
In fact, you can start a WorkManager Client with certain options and it will operate as WebServer (with command line and tracing capabilities).
However, good old WorkManager is of course not able to deal with https.

The same is true for all the other executables having a HTTP interface - Database Server, File Server, License Server.
Only the Webservices can be configured to use https since they are based on Apache technology.

 

The only way to use https for the "classic products" is to add a "proxy" in front of the products that support http only.

 

There are documented scenarios how a add a reverse proxy for Windchill:
- Users within the intranet access Windchill via HTTP
- Users outside (in the WAN) access Windchill via HTTPS through a reverse proxy

Hi Max,

thanks for your reply and the plausible explanation.

 

Best regards!

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