I am trying to test an HTTP request in the Production environment via SSL
DATAPOWER -----> external HTTP Request service (eg. RESTFul service), let's say "SEARCH service"
This is in the production, so the only thing that we can do now (before implementing any actual DP Policy) is :
1/ test the Ping to the external URL or
2/ test the TCP connection with the desired port (eg. TCP to the external IP with port 443 or 8443 for SSL )
These tests are done via the Troubleshooting Panel.
3/ This is the third test : we need to test the actual SEARCH service to make sure that we can get a response (eg. search result) by invoking a HTTPs call from the DP (DP as SSL client). What would be the simplest way to do this test without creating any services (such as XML Fireewall, WS, MultiGateway,etc.). Just a simple invocation from the DP to make sure that it can present its cert , gets authenticated , and get a response back so that we know all the firewall connection is open and DP can be authenticated OK ...