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Introduction : Overview of Server and Services Administration : AppServer Internet Adapter

AppServer Internet Adapter

The AppServer Internet Adapter (AIA) allows ABL clients and Open Clients (.NET and Java™) to access the AppServer or the OpenEdge Adapter for SonicMQ over the Internet. The AIA allows clients to access the AppServer via the open and standard communications mechanisms of HTTP and HTTPS, providing easy access to an AppServer on a wide-area network (WAN) and secure access through the features of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Like the AppServer, it relies on the Unified Broker framework for configuration and administration.
The AIA is installed and runs as a Java servlet in most any Java container, which provides the Internet access to the AppServer. As the interface between Internet clients and the AppServer, the AIA provides connection options that allow it to access an AppServer on behalf of the client directly or by accessing a NameServer configured to provide location-independent access to the AppServer.
For information on connecting to the AppServer of the Internet using the AIA or AIA/S, see OpenEdge Application Server: Developing AppServer Applications for ABL clients and OpenEdge Development: Open Client Introduction and Programming for Open Clients.
For more information on managing the AIA or AIA/S, see Configuring and Managing the AppServer Internet Adapter.