6.3 Configuring the iFolder Web Access Server

After you install the iFolder Web Access server, you must specify which iFolder enterprise server it supports and the user-friendly URL that users enter in their Web browsers to access it.

IMPORTANT:If you install iFolder when you install OES, the same parameters described in this procedure are available as an integrated part of the server install.

6.3.1 Configuring Web Access

  1. Log in as the root user, or open a terminal console, enter su, then enter a password to log in as root.

  2. Start YaST to refresh its list of installed configuration modules.

  3. Click Novell iFolder in the window displays with Novell Open Enterprise Server Configuration.

  4. Select iFolder Web Access.

  5. Follow the YaST on-screen instructions to proceed through the iFolder 3 Web Access configuration. The table summarizes the decisions you make.

    Install Settings

    Description

    Web Access Alias

    The user-friendly path for accessing iFolder services on the specified iFolder 3 enterprise server.

    For example:

    /ifolder

    iFolder Server URL

    Specify the host or IP address of the iFolder Enterprise Server to be used by the iFolder Web Access application. This Web Access application performs all the user-specific iFolder operations on the host that runs the iFolder Enterprise Server.

    Redirect URL for iChain/AccessGateway

    Specify the redirect URL for iChain/AccessGateway that will be used by the iFolder Web Access application. This URL is used for the proper logout of iChain/AccessGateway sessions along with the iFolder session.

    Connect to iFolder server using SSL

    Select the check box to establish a secure connection between the iFolder enterprise server and the iFolder Web Access application.

    iFolder server port to connect on

    Specify the port for the Web Admin application to connect to the iFolder server. Port 443 is the default. Port 80 is the default value for non-SSL communication.

    Require SSL

    Select the check box to establish a secure connection between the Web browser and the iFolder Web Access application. This enables a secure SSL channel between the two.

  6. When the system prompts you to restart the Apache server, accept the option by clicking Yes.

    Restarting Apache is necessary to use the new settings.

6.3.2 Configuring iFolder Web Access for iChain or AccessGateway

iFolder is interoperable with iChain and AccessGateway. iChain and AccessGateway requires its own session (user authentication data) logout which is provided by a specified URL. You must configure this URL for the Web Access console for proper logout of iChain/AccessGateway sessions along with iFolder.

  1. Log in as the root user, or open a terminal console, enter su, then enter a password to log in as root.

  2. Change the directory by typing cd /opt/novell/ifolder3/bin at the command prompt.

  3. Run ifolder-web-setup.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed through the iFolder 3 Web Access configuration. The table summarizes the decisions you make.

    Install Settings

    Description

    Web Access Alias

    The user-friendly path for accessing iFolder services on the specified iFolder 3 enterprise server.

    For example:

    /ifolder

    Require SSL

    Select the check box to establish a secure connection between the Web browser and the iFolder Web Access application. This enables a secure SSL channel between the two.

    iFolder Server URL

    Specify the host or IP address of the iFolder Enterprise Server to be used by the iFolder Web Access application. This Web Access application performs all the user-specific iFolder operations on the host that runs the iFolder Enterprise Server.

    Redirect URL

    Specify the redirect URL for iChain or AccessGateway. This URL is used for the proper logout of iFolder Web Access console and iChain or AccessGateway sessions.

    Require Server SSL

    Skip this option to apply the default value.

  5. When the system prompts you to restart the Apache server, accept the option by clicking Yes.