Connecting with the proxy service

Learn how to connect to the ObjectServer from outside the Red Hat® OpenShift® deployment by using the secure connection proxy with Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption.

The proxy provides a secure TLS encrypted connection for clients that require a direct Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection to the ObjectServer instance running on Red Hat OpenShift. Typically, clients such as Netcool®/OMNIbus Probes and Gateways require this type of connection. The clients can be installed in a traditional on-premises installation, or deployed in another Red Hat OpenShift cluster.

The proxy is deployed automatically as part of the ibm-netcool-prod deployment. By default, the proxy is deployed with a TLS certificate, which is automatically created and signed by the Red Hat OpenShift cluster Certificate Authority (CA) during deployment. However, it is also possible to use a custom certificate that has been signed by an external CA.

For more information about configuring the proxy and the proxy config map, see Proxy configmap.