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HTTPS - Encrypted access

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:07 pm
by haf-blade
Hi guys,

I'm thinking about opening the connection for my Argus Web Access over the internet.
Can you recommend it? Is this a save access?

I tried to find out how to activate https access. I looked into the inis and found some entries about https activation / port but when I set it up it doesn't change anything.

I only get access over http://abc:42080 ...

I think this is now encrypted access. Right?

Thx for your help.

Re: HTTPS - Encrypted access

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:18 pm
by NeWtoz
I can't validate the safeness, but I can hopefully get you going with https. I'm not sure if this is actually covered officially somewhere, but I think I just got mine going on my own. I'm not fully sure what the default looks like, since mine is modified, but I think it goes like this:
  • Unless you know what you are doing, do not stray from the path, anything and everything in this program can make the web site stop working.
  • Open up UltiDev Web App Explorer and click on the ArgusTV.WebAccess thing on the left side.
  • Click on the "Network Addresses" tab, if needed. You'll probably have something listed in the "HTTP Listen Addresses" section and nothing in the "HTPS/SSL Listen Addresses" section.
  • Click add next to the "HTPS/SSL Listen Addresses" section.
  • A new window will pop up, in the bottom section highlight the ArgusTV certificate thing and click next
  • Another new window will pop up, put in what port number you want and click ok.
  • Click "Save config changes"
  • Test it out in the browser by using https://blah:port I've noticed that the first time you visit it in a new way, it does take a while to load, so if takes a while, now is a good time to get a slice of pie or something.
Most browsers will show a warning the first time you visit the page since you are using an SSL certificate that isn't authorized by some official company. Just do whatever you need to do to bypass it. I know in Firefox you just click something like "I understand the risks and then "add exemption" and go through that ordeal, or in chrome I think you just click "proceed anyways". If you are using something else, well.. I think you can figure it out.

If you want HTTPS/SSL only, just select the entry in the "HTTP Listen Addresses" and then click remove, then save the config.

Hope this actually helps.

Re: HTTPS - Encrypted access

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:02 pm
by haf-blade
Yeah great. Thanks for your help.
I'll give it a try and write my feedback afterwards. :)

Re: HTTPS - Encrypted access

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:44 pm
by jboeren
Works perfect! Thanks!

I now have both http for local-access and https for mobile-on-the-road-access. I changed the https port to 42090.