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AppServer and Internet Adapter Administration : Configuring and Managing the AppServer Internet Adapter : Configuring AIA components : Configuring an AIA with OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer
Configuring an AIA with OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer
To configure the AIA in Windows, you can use OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer.
To define and configure an AIA instance:
1. Make sure the AdminServer is running on the host where you want to configure the AIA (see General steps for using OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer to configure an AIA instance).
2. Open OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer.
3. Connect to the AdminServer on your AIA host (see OpenEdge Getting Started: Installation and Configuration).
4. To either define a new AIA or modify an existing AIA, do one of the following:
*To define a new AIA, choose Resources® New OpenEdge Resource® AppServer Internet Adapter. Then click the Help icon (question mark) for details about creating a new adapter.
*To modify an existing AIA configuration, expand the AppServer Internet Adapter folder in the list frame, select the AIA instance you want to modify, and click Configuration in the detail frame on the right.
5. Click the tab for each property category. You can accept the default values, if they are appropriate for your application. Be sure to review and set properties in each category. See the online help for detailed information about the following categories:
*General — Enter an Idle connection timeout value, in seconds, to specify the period of inactivity between the AIA and the client after which the AIA automatically disconnects from the AppServer or BrokerConnect. If you want this AIA instance to be HTTPS-enabled, check the box and enter the Secure Port number to specify where the AIA listens for HTTPS requests.
*Controlling NameServer — You must indicate whether you plan to use a NameServer to control AIA access. If so, check the Connect using NameServer box and select a controlling NameServer from the list of Controlling NameServer instances that you have already configured; also, for the NameServer client port fields, enter a minimum and a maximum value (between 1024 and 65535) for the UDP port that the AIA instance can select to communicate with the NameServer (or enter 0 in both fields to allow random port selection within that range). If you are not using a NameServer, provide the AppServer host name and AppServer port you want to handle client requests sent to this AIA instance.
*Logging Setting — You can set the following logging options: specify a different pathname from the default for the broker log file; specify the level of logging detail; control whether the logging for a session appends to or overwrites the previous broker log file; specify a comma-separated list of logging entry types to be included in the broker log file, choosing from the valid values listed in the OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer online help; set a file-size threshold that determines the point at which a new log file is created (0 = unlimited log file size); and specify the maximum number of broker log files to be kept (0 = unlimited number of log files retained). See OpenEdge Development: Debugging and Troubleshooting for detailed information on logging options.
*SSL — Check the Enable SSL client connections box if you want the AIA to be SSL-enabled; that is, to use SSL tunneling when connecting to the AppServer or BrokerConnect. If the AIA is SSL-enabled, you can optionally check the remaining boxes to disable host name verification and to prevent clients from requesting reuse of the session ID for successive connections to the same AppServer or BrokerConnect. (Leaving the Disable SSL session Reuse box unchecked does not guarantee that session IDs can be reused, because the server might disallow session reuse.)
*Advanced Features — To make it possible to run the AIA's internal administrative commands from one or more IP addresses that you specify, check the Internal administrative command box. If this box is checked, you can maintain a list of authorized IP addresses. To add an address, type it in the Authorized IP list field.
To allow the AppServer to recognize that a client bound to it is no longer connected, select the AppServer Keepalive box. To allow dynamic property updates, select the Enable dynamic property updates box.