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HOWTO: Configuring Zetalink to only allow HTTPS access

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ZTN2022

ID: ZTN2022

This Zetalink technical note applies to:

  • Zetalink version 1.0

Summary

This document details instructions on how to allow secure access to the Zetalink External Website, using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) server certificate without using HTTPS in the URL. This is particularly useful with certain types of WAP mobile devices that require the WSP protocol in links to WAP sites (e.g. Sony devices with the MME browser).

It assumes that you have followed the steps in the Zetalink Implementation Guide to install the Zetalink External Website components on an Internet Information Services (IIS) server within the corporate network. It also assumes you have a valid certificate installed on the IIS server. Use Zetalink technical note "ZTN2020-HOWTO Enabling HTTPS support on an IIS web server" for instructions on how to obtain and install a valid server certificate.

More information

Configuring the Zetalink External Website to only allow secure communications is achieved by editing the registry.

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Equisys cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the " Changing Keys and Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE) or the " Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and " Edit Registry Data" Help topics in REGEDT32.EXE. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it. If you are running Windows NT or Windows 2000, you should also update your Emergency Repair Disk (ERD).

  1. Start Registry Editor on the IIS server hosting the Zetalink External Website.
  2. Locate the following key in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Equisys\Zetalink\IISUIP

  1. Edit the DWORD entry below and set the value:

Force HTTPS

0 is disabled, 1 is enabled.

  1. Close Registry Editor.
  2. Use the Internet Services Manager to restart the web services on the server.

Zetalink will now use 'https' as the protocol in all links.

References

ZTN2019-HOWTO Enabling HTTPS support on an ISA server

ZTN2020-HOWTO Enabling HTTPS support on an IIS web server

ZTN2021-HOWTO Configuring Microsoft ISA Server with Zetalink

Last updated: 23 November 2001 (GS/DH)

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