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Using SAP WEBDISPATCHER with Proxy Reverse

Hi experts, how are things? Here is all great.

We have here at our company, the Enterprise Portal installed and running over version 7.3 SP08. We use the Apache with ProxyReverse and SAP WEB Dispatcher to the logon balance, because we have 1 DB+CI and 2 Application servers.

Some times ago we started a project to use only the SAP WEBDISPATCHER with Proxy Reverse, because we understand that this sofwtare can run both (Redirect and Logon balance).

But we have some doubts and I need to ask, if you could help us.

For example: We need to redirect :

FROM: http://server.domanin:port/irj/portal

TO: https://ourwebsite.domain/irj/portal, all in HTTPS protocol.

About the SSL we made the configuration and it is running fine.

Have you ever seen this rule before or configured it?

If you could help us, we would be appreciate.

Thanks

Marcos

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  • Best Answer
    Jul 19, 2013 at 06:38 PM
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    Hello Marcos,

    Yes, you can create redirect rules at the Web Dispatcher.

    One example of rule would be:

    icm/HTTP/redirect_0 = PREFIX=/, FROMPROT=HTTP, PROT=HTTPS

    This will redirect any request arriving through HTTP to HTTPS.

    You can check the following SAP Help webpage for more details:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw70ehp3/helpdata/en/48/3d993fb08c72d1e10000000a42189c/frameset.htm

    Regards,

    Isaías

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  • Jul 19, 2013 at 05:41 PM

    The web dispatcher supports SSL in two ways:

    1. SSL to the web dispatcher and then it flips over to HTTP for internal traffic only.
    2. SSL to the web dispatcher it will decrypt to read the needed information and then re-encrypt for internal traffic.

    Its common practice for most companies to do this, weather its a web dispatcher or a hardware load balancer, etc etc.

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