Setting Up SSL for Document Conversion

If you have an SSL certificate, you can set up secure communication by editing the docconverter/conf/server.xml file and specifying the new secure URL in your Document Conversion Settings.

Before you can set up secure communication with your Document Conversion server, you need to acquire an SSL certificate.

  1. Edit the /usr/local/jive/services/docconverter/conf/server.xml file and add a connector to listen on port 8443. <Connector port="8443" maxThreads="200" scheme="https" secure="true" SSLEnabled="true" SSLCertificateFile="/usr/local/jive/services/docconverter/home/jive.crt" SSLCertificateKeyFile="/usr/local/jive/services/docconverter/home/jive.key" clientAuth="optional" />

    where SSLCertificateFile is the certificate file and SSLCertificateKeyFile is the key file.

    For more information on setting up Tomcat and https, see: http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/ssl-howto.html
  2. Make sure the SSL engine is on. <Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener" SSLEngine="on"/>
  3. Restart the document conversion service. /etc/init.d/jive-docconverter restart
  4. Go to System > Settings > Document Conversion Settings and edit the Conversion Service Settings to specify the new secure URL and port. https:// conversion-node :8443 /conversion/v1
  5. Verify that you can run all conversion tests successfully.