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, open the Tableau Services Manager (TSM) and stop Tableau by using the drop-down on the Tableau top bar.
      Stop the server on the main Dashboard Server
    3. c Configure SSL for secure communication between server and clients by selecting the Configuration tab > Security page > External SSL.
      Open the Tableau Server Configuration window
      Field Description
      Enable 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 key passphrase

      (Optional) Enter the pathphrase of the key if you have one.

      SSL certificate chain file

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

    4. d Select Save Pending Changes.
    5. e On the Dashboard Server, open the Tableau Services Manager (TSM) and start Tableau by using the drop-down on the Tableau top bar.
      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