Unable to add a SMP or Site Server to an Internet Gateway: The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.. HTTP error: Forbidden.

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Article ID: 191976

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Products

Management Platform (Formerly known as Notification Server) IT Management Suite

Issue/Introduction

The customer has an internet gateway where he can't back his SMP and Site server.
When he tries to add them, he gets:

Web exception occurred during Server certificate request 
The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.. HTTP error: Forbidden.



The Gateway logs showed the following entries:

Entry 1:
Trying to refresh CRLs for server 'https://at-bp-itans-01.cpex.com:4726'...
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Date: 6/1/2020 3:34:16 PM, Tick Count: 0 (00:00:00), Host Name: ORD-CP-ITCEM-02, Size: 319 B
Process: InternetGatewayManager (4708), Thread ID: 14, Module: InternetGatewayManager.exe


Entry 2:
Web certificate request failed - Certificate is not configured on server side.
   at InternetGtwMngrCore.Certificates.ServerDetails.GetServerWebCertificateData()
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Date: 6/1/2020 3:34:16 PM, Tick Count: 0 (00:00:00), Host Name: ORD-CP-ITCEM-02, Size: 405 B
Process: InternetGatewayManager (4708), Thread ID: 14, Module: InternetGatewayManager.exe

Entry 3:
Failed to validate server certificate.
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Date: 6/1/2020 3:34:16 PM, Tick Count: 0 (00:00:00), Size: 282 B
Process: InternetGatewayManager (4708), Thread ID: 14, Module: InternetGatewayManager.exe

Entry 4:
Trying to get Server certificate. Request: https://YourSMPserver.domain.com:4726/Altiris/NS/Agent/GetServerCertificate.aspx?CRL=False&Version=8.5.4249.0&Guid=f99b0fa5-beb7-4f14-94b1-26d5d3ce6c65
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Date: 6/1/2020 3:34:16 PM, Tick Count: 0 (00:00:00), Size: 437 B
Process: InternetGatewayManager (4708), Thread ID: 14, Module: InternetGatewayManager.exe

Entry 5:
Web exception occurred during Server certificate request - The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.. HTTP error: Forbidden.
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Date: 6/1/2020 3:34:16 PM, Tick Count: 0 (00:00:00), Size: 380 B
Process: InternetGatewayManager (4708), Thread ID: 14, Module: InternetGatewayManager.exe

Cause

We found out that he had a proxy server configuration on his internet options for Internet Explorer.



Environment

ITMS 8.5

Resolution

Make sure the Proxy server option on the internet browser is disabled or add an exception to the proxy rules to be able to reach out this page:

https://YourSMPserver.domain.com:4726/altiris/NS/Agent/GetClientCertificate.aspx

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