Creating a Secure HTTPS Listener

Restriction: This topic applies only when the Enterprise Server feature is enabled.

This section describes the process that the server owner uses to configure an enterprise server to use SSL. In this tutorial, you create an HTTPS version of the HTTP Echo listener. You will use this listener in the stage: Interpreting a Security Alert

  1. Start Enterprise Server Administration, access the Home screen and make sure the ESDEMO enterprise server is stopped.
  2. For ESDEMO, click Edit > Listeners to access the Listeners page. Make sure the Process filter is set to All so you can see all the listeners.
  3. Click Add to create a listener for HTTPS.
  4. In the Name field, enter HTTPS Echo as the name.
  5. Change the Endpoint Address to *:9443.

    Although you can use port 443, it might already be in use. For example, IIS listens by default on port 443. If you want to use port 443, you can check whether it is in use, by running the following command:

    netstat -an | findstr 443
  6. Specify that this will be an "HTTP echo" listener, which provides a simple response to HTTP requests. To do this, select Custom under Supported Conversation Type and enter http-echo in the field alongside.
  7. In the Description field, type:
    Simple secure HTTP test
  8. Click Add.

On the Listeners page, the new entry for HTTP Echo appears.