Configuring HTTPS for Web Reports

Starting with version 9.5, the Web Reports application supports HTTPS by default.

If you are upgrading from an older version (for example, version 9.2 which supports HTTP by default) or when you want to replace the certificate created during installation with an enterprise one, you need to configure HTTPS manually.

You can configure Web Reports to work with HTTPS by using a certificate file containing the private key or two separate files one for the certificate and another for the private key. To configure Web Reports on Windows or Linux systems manually, do the following steps:

  1. Install or upgrade OpenSSL on your system to the latest available version.
  2. Ensure that an OpenSSL command-line tool is available.
  3. Create a Certificate Signing Request (csr) with your company and Web Reports server information.
  4. EITHER: Generate a Self-Signed Certificate OR Request a Certificate from a Certificate Authority.
  5. Update the Web Reports HTTPS Registry Settings to point either to the combined certificate and private key file, or to the separate files, which are the certificate and the private key files.

    You can also configure Web Reports to work with HTTPS manually without using the console. For additional information see Customizing HTTPS manually on Windows systems and Customizing HTTPS manually on Linux systems.