Configure a Web server as a trusted proxy server

If the environment includes a Web server, configure it as a trusted secure proxy server. By configuring the secure proxy server, we can inform the on demand router (ODR) that the Web server is a trusted secure proxy so that the ODR can receive requests.

We must first create an ODR, a proxy with advanced capabilities that Intelligent Management uses to route work to application server nodes. For more information, read about creating ODRs.

Configure a Web server as a trusted secure proxy; a trusted security proxy is allowed to pass information such as the virtual host name, or user identity to the ODR in private HTTP headers. Web servers read incoming requests to verify which ODR they are routed to. Private headers received from an untrusted proxy are discarded by the ODR. This configuration field enables intermediaries other than the ODR server to handle the request by explicitly telling the ODR that it is to trust them. A trusted security proxy receives requests before the ODR and then forwards requests to the ODR. For example, when the Web server with the WAS plugin forwards requests to the ODR, the Web server must be configured as a trusted security proxy.

Figure 1. Example topology of a simple Intelligent Management environment supported configuration including a Web server

  1. To configure a Web server as a trusted proxy server, in the console, click Servers > Server types > On demand routers > on_demand_router_name > On demand router settings > On demand router properties. If we are using dynamic clusters of on demand routers, click Servers > Clusters > Dynamic clusters > server_template > On demand router properties > On demand router settings.

  2. Specify the name of the Web server in the Trusted security proxies. This configuration field enables intermediaries other than the ODR server to handle the request by explicitly telling the ODR that it can trust the Web server specified. Use an internet protocol or fully qualified host name in this field. For example, myhost.com or an IP address such as 10.1.1.1.

  3. Click Apply.

  4. Click Save.


Results

Your Web server is now configured as a trusted proxy server.


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    Related tasks

  • Create ODRs
  • Create ODRs
  • Configure ODRs
  • Set up Intelligent Management for dynamic operations

  • createodr.jacl script