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Clarity: How to configure Business Objects to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)


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The basic concept is SSL for BO should be implemented on its own TOMCAT instance.
In addition this is something over the scope of CA Clarity Support, restricted to the application implementation and usually handled by CAs Services branch.


By default, Tomcat uses a non-SSL connector on port 8080. How do you enable SSL communication for a Tomcat application server?

  1. Install a certificate into the Tomcat instance used by Business Objects following the standard procedure described at

  2. The Tomcat configuration file which has to be updated is server.xml which can be found in the \CA\SC\CommonReporting\Tomcat\conf folder of the Business Objects installation.

  3. For the certificate to take effect, restart Tomcat, which can be done from Business Objects Central Configuration Manager.

  4. Update Clarity NSA so that the Reporting section specifies the correct URLs and chosen SSL port, for example

  5. Restart the Clarity application.



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