Quick Start for HTTPS/Web Client

View some of the Frequently Asked Questions to our support staff. Included are some tips and tricks making this forum ideal for users getting started with GoAnywhere MFT. Note: Users can reply to existing topics but only our support staff can add new topics to this forum.
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Support_Philip

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Post by Support_Philip » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:03 am
HTTPS uses a signed certificate to encrypt an HTTP connection between a server and a client. Follow the steps below to create, sign and setup a certificate for use with the GoAnywhere HTTPS server.

Using the Key Management System:
  • 1. Open the System Key Vault's certificate manager.
    2. Create a certificate in the System Key Vault.
    3. Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for the newly created certificate.
    4. From the SSL tab of the HTTPS/AS2 Listener, specify System Key Vault as the Certificate Location. 5. Then select the certificate from the Key Name field. Optionally, supply the certificate password if it was not stored in the Key Vault.
    6. Restart the HTTPS/AS2 service on the Service Manager page.
Using File Based Keys:

1. Open the Default Private Keystore.
2. Create a certificate in the Default Private Keystore.
3. Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for the newly created certificate.
4. Import the CA Reply and any required root (primary) and secondary certificates.
5. From the SSL tab of the HTTPS/AS2 Listener, specify File as the Certificate Location. Then specify the Alias name for the signed certificate.
6. Restart the HTTPS/AS2 service on the Service Manager page.

Configuring the GoAnywhere Web Client

Web Users access the secure HTTPS interface using the format https://[hostname]:[portnumber].

[hostname] - the host name or IP address of the HTTPS server.

[portnumber] - the port number of the HTTPS server. The default port for HTTPS is 443.
Philip Horn
Support Analyst
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p. 1-800-949-4696
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