HTTP (embedded) fields

An embedded HTTP server is available after a community adds an exchange that uses an embedded HTTP server other than the global server. You can change the server’s settings and advanced options.

To change settings:

  1. Select System management > Manage embedded servers. Or, click Trading configuration on the toolbar.
  2. On the Communities page, click the link near the bottom of the page named Manage all embedded servers.

The following are the maintenance fields for an embedded HTTP or HTTPS server that has been added by a community.

Settings tab

Server name – A name you give the transport server to distinguish it from other embedded servers. This field gets its initial value when you type it in the delivery exchange wizard.

  • Host – The fully qualified domain name of the computer on which the embedded server runs. Activator detects this setting; you cannot change it.
  • Port – The port on which the server listens for connection requests.

The following display only for an HTTPS server.

  • This server requires client authentication – Select this to use the partner’s certificate to authenticate the partner when the partner connects to the server.
  • Add an SSL server certificate or SSL server certificate – An HTTPS server requires an SSL certificate. If the server has a certificate, the name of the certificate is displayed. You can click the certificate link to open a details page, where you can export the certificate to a file. If the server does not have an SSL certificate, you are prompted to provide one.

Advanced tab

  • Minimum threads – The least number of threads Activator must dedicate to the server.
  • Maximum threads – The most threads Activator can dedicate to the server.
  • Read timeout (seconds) – The maximum number of seconds the server waits when reading data from a partner.
  • Restartable minimum size (KB) – The minimum size of a file that triggers the system to continue the file transfer at the point interrupted before the connection was lost. The minimum size is in kilobytes. The system only resumes transfers of files that meet this minimum. The system starts over the transfer of smaller files whose processing is interrupted.
  • Temporary file lifetime (hours) – If attempt restarts is selected, how long the system retains a file whose transfer has been interrupted while waiting for the connection to be restored. This temporary file enables the system to resume the transfer at the point interrupted.
  • Override SSL and TLS cipher suites – Select this option and use the Add and Remove buttons to specify the cipher suites supported for the embedded server. The cipher suites that are displayed in the "Available" column depend on your runtime environment (JRE version or IACK enablement ....).
Note   If you do not select this option, all cipher suites are supported by default. This is less secure than specifying a restricted set of cipher suites.

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