Scenario 3 - Encrypted connection between the Intrexx portal server and browser

Please note that this scenario is only intended for test and development portals.



Starting situation You have already created your portal.

You can encrypt the connection between the Intrexx portal server and the browser with a self-signed certificate or with a certificate from a certificate authority. If you use a certificate from a certificate authority, you need to add this to a certificate store; you need to create this manually.

Step-by-step guide
To configure an encrypted connection for this scenario, please proceed as follows:
  1. Open the portal properties (Portal menu > Portal properties).
  2. Go to "Web configuration > HTTPS" and select either ""localhost" self-signed certificate" or "Certificate in keystore".





    Name Description
    No encryption (not recommended) Select this option if you are not using a front-end web server (IIS/NGNIX).
    Background: The connection between Intrexx (embedded Tomcat) and the front-end web server is usually not encrypted. One exception is when Intrexx and the front-end web server are in different Windows/ Linux environments.
    "localhost" self-signed certificate Select this option if communications between the embedded Tomcat and the browser should be encrypted using a self-signed certificate (for test and development portals).
    In this case, Intrexx automatically generates a self-signed certificate and uses it for the encrypted connection.
    Certificate in keystore Select this option if you have a certificate.
    Normally, this certificate needs to be saved in a certificate store that you have manually created in advance. (The certificate used here is therefore not saved in the certificate store of your portal.)
    File Click on the icon to search for the certificate.
    Type Select the type of certificate store (keystore) that the certificate is saved in.
    Keystore password Enter the password for the keystore that the certificate is saved in.
    Certificate key password Enter the password for the certificate (certificate file).
    Please note: The password for the keystore and certificate store are often identical.

  3. Enter the required information.
    You have configured an encrypted connection between the Intrexx portal server and the browser.