Secure Aternity Dashboard Server with SSL Encryption (HTTPS)

This article provides details about how to secure user access to the Aternity Dashboard Server and Aternity Dashboard Gateway Server.

Once you have certificates and keys, you can configure SSL encryption (HTTPS). When you configure servers to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, this ensures that access to the server is secure and that data is protected.

Before you begin

To configure servers to use SSL, you must have an SSL certificate. How to generate the SSL certificate for Aternity Dashboard Server, read here.

Procedure

  1. Step 1 Secure Dashboard Server.
    Tip

    For secure HTTPS (SSL) web access to Aternity, you must secure both the Aternity Management Server and the Aternity Dashboard Server.

    Secure the Dashboard Server for secure access to Aternity
    1. a Make sure you have your enterprise's certificate. Learn more.
    2. b On the main Dashboard Server, stop the Tableau service by opening a command prompt as administrator and entering tabadmin stop.

      Navigate to <setup_dir>\Tableau\Tableau Server\<version>\bin then enter tabadmin stop

      Stop the server on the main Dashboard Server
    3. c Configure SSL by selecting Start > All Programs > Aternity Dashboard Server > Configure Tableau Server > SSL.
      Open the Tableau Server Configuration window
      Field Description
      Use SSL for server communication

      Select to enable SSL encrypted communication with other components.

      SSL certificate file

      Enter the pathname of the certificate (.crt) file, which you prepared in advance.

      SSL certificate key file

      Enter the pathname of the key (.key) file, which you prepared in advance.

      SSL certificate chain file

      Enter the pathname of the root CA certificate, which you prepared in advance.

    4. d Select OK.
    5. e On the Dashboard Server, start the Tableau service by opening a command prompt as administrator and entering tabadmin start.

      Navigate to <setup_dir>\Tableau\Tableau Server\<version>\bin then enter tabadmin start

      Start the Dashboard Server
  2. Step 2 After enabling SSL on the Tableau Server, you must also:
    • Enable SSL on the Aternity Dashboard Gateway Server, by reinstalling it. Update the Tableau Port to 443 and select Use SSL Transport.

      The Dashboard Gateway is on the same computer as the Dashboard Server
  3. Step 3 After you secured both Aternity Management Server and Aternity Dashboard Server and enabled SSL, update the dashboard layouts again by republishing them.
    Add the layouts from the Management Server into the Dashboard Server via Dashboard Gateway