Enable SSL - AWS Elemental Statmux

This is version 2.20 of the AWS Elemental Statmux documentation. This is the latest version. For prior versions, see the Previous Versions section of AWS Elemental Statmux and AWS Elemental Live Documentation.

Enable SSL

The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) enables the secure version of HTTP (HTTPS) and encrypts communications between the client and server. Note the following about SSL:

  • With SSL, all traffic over the communications layer must use a secure protocol. If SSL is disabled, all traffic must use the unsecured version. Traffic that uses the wrong protocol fails.

  • When SSL is enabled, you must continue to use the --https flag with subsequent node reconfigurations through the command line interface. If you omit the flag, the installer disables SSL.

    Use --https with the following commands:

    • The run command, such as sudo sh ./product_installer_name_version.run

    • The configure command, such as sudo ./configure

To enable SSL

Follow these steps for all nodes that will have SSL enabled.

  1. At your workstation, start a remote terminal session to the AWS Elemental Statmux node.

  2. At the Linux prompt, log-in with the elemental user credentials.

  3. Change to the directory where the configuration script is located, as shown here.

    [elemental@hostname ~]$ cd /opt/elemental_se
  4. Run the configuration script, as shown here.

    [elemental@hostname elemental_se]$ sudo ./configure --https

    where --https enables SSL.


    If you run this command when SSL is already enabled, nothing changes in the configuration. SSL is still enabled.

  5. At each configuration prompt, accept the suggestion. This way, you won't inadvertently change other aspects of the configuration.