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Question: How do I specify the HTTPS transport-layer security for Foxhound?

Answer: You can modify the Foxhound startup command line to specify RSA encryption and the HTTPS protocol as follows:

  • Obtain an identity certificate and the associated private key for your Foxhound installation.
  • Store the identity certificate file in a known location.

  • Change the -xs option to specify https on the dbsrv17.exe command line used to start Foxhound.

    Specify the identity certificate file and private key in the -xs https identity= and identity_password= parameters.

    Note that the default port for HTTPS is 443.

Here is an example of a dbsrv17.exe command line modified to allow only HTTPS access to Foxhound data using the sample certificate that comes with SQL Anywhere 17:

  -f "%SQLANY17%\%BIN%\dbsrv17.exe"^
  -c 25p^
  -ch 50p^
  -gk all^
  -gn 220^
  -gna 0^
  -n foxhound5^
  -o foxhound5_debug.txt^
  -oe foxhound5_debug_startup.txt^
  -on 1M^
  -sb 0^
  -ufd restart^
  -x tcpip^
  -xs https(identity="%SQLANYSAMP17%\Certificates\";identity_password=test;port=443;maxsize=0;to=600;kto=600)^
  -n f

If you want to allow both HTTP and HTTPS access, specify both as follows:

  -xs http(port=80;maxsize=0;to=600;kto=600),https(identity="%SQLANYSAMP17%\Certificates\";identity_password=test;port=443;maxsize=0;to=600;kto=600)^
Here's the list of Foxhound command files which contain the dbsrv17.exe -xs option:




See also...
How do I tell Foxhound to use an HTTP port other than 80?

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