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Certificate question in Web Dispatcher End-To-End SSL scenario

Hy experts,

in end-to-end SSL scenario the web dispatcher (WD) is not used to encrypt/decrypt data, it is only used to forward requests.

So I think we do need a certificate for the portal server, but none for the web dispatcher itself, right?

Another point is which data should be given for CN, DN, OU etc in this scenario (Portal or WD ??)

kind regards


Former Member
Former Member replied


For end to end SSL you do not need a certificate for the Web dispatcher but your J2EE engine should be configured to be accessible over SSL.

If you get the SSL certificate issued for the J2EE based on the name of the J2EE host it will result in a warning message as portal will be accessed using host name of Web dispatcher, so get the certificate issued under the name of the web dispatcher hostname. So, adjust your CN, DN, OU accordingly.


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