You can use HTTPS to protect the IBM OpenAdmin Tool (OAT) for Informix web server from eavesdropping, tampering, and message forgery. When HTTPS is enabled, messages from OAT clients are encrypted before they are sent to the OAT web server. Encryption prevents hackers from listening over the line and stealing sensitive information. When HTTPS is enabled, OAT clients can also authenticate with the OAT host, so that hackers cannot deceive OAT clients with fake OAT web servers.
For detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to setup HTTPS for the OAT web server on Linux and Windows, download the "Securing the OpenAdmin Tool for Informix web server with HTTPS" PDF file.
- Erika Von Bargen
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Other day I was setting up a high availability cluster environment and ran into to an interesting problem. I followed all necessary instruction for setup a RSS server. However, RSS stuck in recovery process and message log on primary serer reported error that could not send log. For example, when executed following command on RSS server to set data replication type:
onmode -d RSS <primary server name>
The RSS server stuck in recovery mode and message log on primary server showing following messages:
RSS Server <RSS server name> -
state is now connected
The log number mentioned in error message was not close to the current log on primary or RSS server. For example, current log on primary was 7438 and on RSS 7436 but message log stating ‘Can not send log 825241904’. So, from where server getting a out of sequence log number?
Initially I though it some kind of corruption. However, after some investigation figured out, I was using delayed application (DELAY_APPLY) on RSS server and the directory specified with LOG_STAGING_DIR configuration parameter holding some unwanted file(s). For example, file 'ifmxUniqueLog_825241904' in LOG_STAGING_DIR. So, during recovery RSS server requested to primary for log number 825241904 but that log not exists on primary server.