+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
MIS Systems Thread, External Access - ePortal in Technical; Hi, I'm trying to setup an external connection for ePortal. The external access was previously working with our local authority's ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    47
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    External Access - ePortal

    Hi,
    I'm trying to setup an external connection for ePortal. The external access was previously working with our local authority's internet connection, however we have since moved to an independent broadband company so I'm hoping it's just a case of tweaking the config file.

    Background
    ePortal and Facility are installed on the one server - Admin server
    Ports 8443 and 8080 have been opened by our internet provider
    I have verified these ports are open on the following external address http://82.219.204.201:8080/
    Locally ePortal loads without issues
    ePortal is installed on IIS6 (on it's own) on Server 2003

    Problem
    I'd like to provide the option for staff to access ePortal from outside of school using the above address - however I will later create a sub domain eportal.domain.com once external access is working.

    My knowledge on IIS is pretty basic so just needed to know the best way to configure this.

    Thanks for looking!

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Posts
    466
    Thank Post
    153
    Thanked 68 Times in 59 Posts
    Rep Power
    44
    http://82.219.204.201:8080/eportal/
    and
    httsp://82.219.204.201:8443/eportal/

    seems to work with /eportal being the default directory eportal is installed on the tomcat. Are you just wanting it to redirect automatically?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,279
    Thank Post
    115
    Thanked 247 Times in 197 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    76
    Shutdown port 8080 on the firewall right now. You should never access student data over a public connection without encryption.

    i'm a bit busy right now, but if no one has posted a recipie in the next few days I'll dig out and post my own notes on how we did this.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    47
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks both for your replies - I've closed the port 8080 addy.

    Yup I'm wanting to redirect automatically.

    psydii - your notes would be helpful - thanks.

  5. #5
    themightymrp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,285
    Thank Post
    218
    Thanked 237 Times in 205 Posts
    Rep Power
    76
    Just so you know, the 8080 link is still accessible :-/

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    47
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by themightymrp View Post
    Just so you know, the 8080 link is still accessible :-/
    Closed now.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    47
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Any ideas how I can remove the port number from the URL? Currently local address is http://server:8080/eportal and externally https://domain:8443/eportal

    Thanks.

  8. #8
    themightymrp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,285
    Thank Post
    218
    Thanked 237 Times in 205 Posts
    Rep Power
    76
    Is there any reason why you didn't use port 443? Then you could just have https://domain/eportal

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    47
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by themightymrp View Post
    Is there any reason why you didn't use port 443? Then you could just have https://domain/eportal
    This is how it was previously configured. The local access was on port 8080 instead of just 80. Can you help with me correct these ports to 80 and 443 or tell me how I can hide these ports on the URL?

    Thanks!

  10. #10
    themightymrp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,285
    Thank Post
    218
    Thanked 237 Times in 205 Posts
    Rep Power
    76
    It sounds like your ePortal is not correctly using the IIS - once it is configured through IIS the local port should be accessible through 80/443, it is the tomcat service of eportal which uses the 8080.

    Try following the instructions in the attachment, see if anything isn't set correctly
    Attached Files Attached Files

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    47
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Yup that's correct the Tomcat services are using 8080 and 8443, I'll check the IIS settings later and get back to you. Thank you for your help.

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    47
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Nearly there but I'm baffled with one thing. I've installed an SSL certificate on the IIS server however when I visit the page https://eportal.bellsfarm.org/eportal - the page shows the old Serco certificate which has expired.

    The IIS certificate details are correct, they're showing the correct FQDN for this site.

    Is there anyway of disabling the Tomcat services because I have a feeling this is loading the old certifdicate installed on the Tomcat setup.

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    47
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Hi,
    Any further help on this - need to disable the Tomcat service so ePortal just runs on IIS. Thanks!

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Wakefield, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    636
    Thank Post
    100
    Thanked 135 Times in 105 Posts
    Rep Power
    68
    You can't disable the tomcat service as it passess data to the dataserver.exe which in turn passes it to SQL. It's written in Java and hosted in tomcat so you can't turn it off. What you can do though is disable the SSL section by going for server.xml and looking for the bit containing the key to the serco cert. COmment out the entire 443 part and you'll find it doesn't run on 443 any more. I reckon you've got a clash going on with Apache (which is the tomcat you're refering to) using 443 rather than 8443 (default). So it sounds like previously someone used Apache for SSL but changed the port to 443 (which you could do in that file). If you've got that and IIS running one will win, the other will fail. If you want to be sure what's going on at the moment, use netstat or cports to figure out which processes are using which ports and where the traffic's going.

  15. Thanks to michael2k6 from:

    tony_baduk (18th November 2013)

  16. #15

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    47
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks Michael, I'll comment out the 443 part and see if that stops the Servo cert kicking in. I'll also try netstat to see if that helps.

    Will get back to you.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [ACS] Serco ePortal, external access and Fronter - your setup??
    By cheredenine in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 6th October 2012, 04:42 PM
  2. [ACS] External Access for ePortal
    By pritchardavid in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 23rd June 2012, 01:20 PM
  3. ePortal - external access data protection issues
    By cheredenine in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 1st May 2009, 09:44 PM
  4. External access to CMIS Eportal??
    By 7andY in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 9th April 2009, 11:41 AM
  5. External Access to Public Area
    By mrforgetful in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 15th November 2006, 03:04 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •