How do I configure Unicenter Asset Portfolio Management 11.3.4 to operate in a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) environment?

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How do I configure the Unicenter Asset Portfolio Management (UAPM) 11.3.4 product to operate in a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) environment?


Configuring UAPM to operate with SSL involves creating a certificate, configuring IIS for SSL, and configuring UAPM for SSL.
Follow the detailed steps below. 

I.  Create a certificate

    You can create a temporary certificate or obtain a certificate from a certificate provider.  The steps below demonstrate how to create a temporary test certificate.

  1. Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 -> Visual Studio Tools -> Visual Studio 2005 Command Prompt
  2. Run the following command:  makecert -r -pe -n "CN=localhost" -b 01/01/2000 -e 01/01/2036 -eku -ss my -sr localMachine -sky exchange -sp "Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider" -sy 12

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II.  Configure IIS Web Site to use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) communication

    1. Open the IIS Management Console

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    2. Right click on Default Web Site and go to Properties

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      Note : SSL Port will be disabled if no certificates are registered

    3. Select the Directory Security tab

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    4. Click the Server Certificate button

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    5. Click Next

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    6. Choose Assign an existing certificate

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    7. Choose certificate with localhost in Issued To

    8. Click Next 

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    9. Click Next

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    10. Click Finish

    11. On the Default Web Site Properties dialog, select the Web Site tab
      The SSL Port should be enabled with the default port as 443

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    12. Click OK and exit the IIS Management Console

III.  Configure UAPM for SSL

1.  On the UAPM web server, edit the <drive>:\inetpub\wwwroot\APMWS\web.config file

     Add the following lines, anywhere inside the <appSettings> section, if they do not exist: 
           <add key="StateServicePath" value=""/>
          <add key="StatePortValue" value=""/>

Set these values to the same values found in the <drive:>\inetpub\wwwroot\APM\web.config file. 

Note:  The StateServicePath is only used in a web farm configuration so it may be blank. The important value is the StatePortValue.
Without the StatePortValue, the web services must lookup everything from the database every time a screen is accessed. 

2. Edit the <drive>:\inetpub\wwwroot\APM\web.config file.  Add the following lines AFTER the "StatePortValue" line and replace SERVERNAME with your actual UAPM web server name: 

     <add key="ApmWebServiceUrl" value="https://SERVERNAME/APMWS/uapm.asmx"/>
     <add key="SubGroupWebAppURL" value="https://SERVERNAME/APMWizard/Pages/SubGroup.aspx"/>
     <add key="ChangeAssetModelBaseURL" value="https://SERVERNAME/APMWizard/Pages/ ChangeAssetModel.aspx"/>
     <add key="MassChangeWebAppURL" value="https://SERVERNAME/APMWizard/Pages/Mass Change.aspx"/>

3.  Edit the <drive>:\inetpub\wwwroot\APMWIZARD\web.config file and add the following lines (anywhere within the <appSettings> section):
     <add key="ApmWebServiceUrl" value= "https://SERVERNAME/APMWS/uapm.asmx"/>

Note: Ensure that the \APM, \APMWizard and \APMWS virtual directories are secured by the same certificate.

4.  Save and close all the web.config files

5.  Restart IIS.  From a command prompt, enter:  IISRESET /noforce

6.  Launch the APM Web Client URL, and change the http:// to https:// to test