How to configure wasp to default to https
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How to configure wasp to default to https


Article ID: 35002


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DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM) Unified Infrastructure Management for Mainframe CA Unified Infrastructure Management SaaS (Nimsoft / UIM)


Need to know how to configure the wasp probe to default to using https.


Component: CAUIM


This is a simple configuration, however it requires 'write' access to the <nimsoft>\probes\service\wasp folder

Configure wasp
You can configure UMP to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) communications. To enable SSL, you must configure the https_port and https_max_threads parameters in the wasp.cfg file. Once these parameters are configured, wasp runs using SSL and either a self-signed certificate or an authority-signed certificate.

The following procedure describes how to modify the wasp.cfg file and use a self-signed certificate.

To modify the wasp.cfg file

1. Locate and open the wasp.cfg file in the following directory:
<initial directory>\Nimsoft\probes\service\wasp\

2. Configure the port number for SSL traffic using the https_port parameter.
This parameter is normally set to 443, but you can specify any port between 1 - 65545.

Note: If the https_port parameter does not currently exist in the wasp.cfg file, add it manually. As an example, refer to the http_port parameter.

3. Configure the number of concurrent https requests using the https_max_threads parameter.
The default value is 500.

4. Save and close the wasp.cfg file.
The wasp is now correctly configured to use SSL. The first time it starts up with SSL enabled, a new keystore wasp.keystore is generated and stored in:

$NIMSOFT/probes/service/wasp/conf. A self-signed certificate is also generated and stored in the above keystore.

Note: If you are using a self-signed certificate and Mozilla Firefox as your browser, you must set the wasp configuration variable webapps/sdp/use_html_upload=1 to upload images and dashboards due to the implementation of the Adobe FlashPlayer plug-in.