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iFolder 3 Web Interface and iChain 2.3 - Working Together

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By Ben Lewis

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Posted: 8 Feb 2006
 

Problem

The iFolder Version 3 web interface does not work through ichain 2.3.

Solution

I have figured out a workaround to get iFolder 3 web access working through iChain 2.3.

1. On the iFolder 3 server, disable the SSL redirect by doing the following: edit /etc/apache2/conf.d/ifolder_web.conf

2. Comment out the following text:

LoadModule rewrite_module /usr/lib/apache2/mod_rewrite.so
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^/ifolder/(.*) https://%{SERVER_NAME}/ifolder/$1 [R,L]

3. Restart apache.

4. Create an accelerator for iFolder as though you where accelerating a standard unencrypted website.

5. Enable secure exchange between the client and the iChain box but NOT between the origin server the the ichain box.

6. Enter the relevant Protected resource in the ISO file (provided you want authentication enabled on the accelerator).

Note: This solution was tested in an environment with iChain version 2.3 and Novell OES running iFolder version 3.


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