4.1 Enable SSL
This section describes steps to secure the impulse access over SSL using https protocol. When you install Impulse the first time, the web console is accessible via http though on port 443. The port 443 is the default port for SSL but because there is no SSL certificate installed, the web console is served over http.
To enable SSL, you must have SSL certificate and key files for the domain you want to use to access the web console. The domain or subdomain must be pointed to the impulse IP address. See your domain provider’s documentation on how to point a domain/subdomain to an IP address.
This tutorial assumes that you have a domain/subdomain and corresponding certificate and key files. Here are the steps:
- Login using an admin account to Impulse web console
- From the main navigation, click on System Config (Figure 4.1a)
- In the next page, check the box for “Enable SSL”
- Browse and upload the certificate and key files
- Save the config
If everything goes well, the next page shows a confirmation message and instructions to restart the web server.
Click the “Restart” link to restart the server. (Figure 4.1b)
It may take about a minute to restart the server. The page will reload and auto navigate to the login page.