Enabling the use of pronunciation files in an HTTPS environment

Ensure that Profiles users can save and play pronunciation files in an HTTPS environment by defining a rule in the IBM® HTTP server’s configuration file.

Before you begin

This task needs to be performed in an HTTPS environment only.

About this task

Profiles users can add a recording of how their name is pronounced to enhance their profile. To ensure that users can save a pronunciation file to their own profile and listen to the recordings of other users, you must define a rule in the IBM® HTTP Server's configuration file to explicitly set the caching headers of pronunciation files.


Define a rule in the IBM® HTTP Server by completing the following steps:
  1. Using a text editor, open the IBM® HTTP Server configuration file, httpd.conf file. The file is stored in the following directory by default:
    • AIX®: /usr/IBM/HTTPServer/conf
    • Linux: /opt/IBM/HTTPServer/conf
    • Microsoft Windows: C:\IBM\HTTPServer\conf
  2. Add the following block of code to the httpd.conf file:
    <LocationMatch /*/profiles/audio.do>
       Header set Pragma ""
       Header set Cache-Control "private, max-age=0, must-revalidate"
  3. Save and close the configuration file.
  4. Restart the IBM® HTTP Server.