Connecting via Gateway ?

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toddsou
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Connecting via Gateway ?

Post by toddsou » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:22 pm

Hi-

I'm attempting to use 4.6 in a test environment. I have two pooled servers.

The help doc says that I should be able to connect my SPS client to my server pool with the following address:
To connect to the server through the Gateway:

Syntax for pooled server: http://<name of mid-tier server>:<port number>/<pool name>
However, attempts to connect using that address format indicate some sort of failure as it prompts for my username and password....while attempts to connect directly to one of the servers ( http://<hostname>:<port number> ) works just fine and picks up my AD credentials to authenticate.

What sort of things can I do to confirm the gateway successfully installed?
What port is it listening to?
I've tried both https and http protocol - the docs were not clear...
Is there something in the SPS Services control applet's properties window which indicates information about the installed Gateway service ?

Thanks!

-Todd

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Re: Connecting via Gateway ?

Post by BobRichards » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:29 am

What port is it listening to?

The default is 8181. The example given on the F1 help page shows that.

I've tried both https and http protocol - the docs were not clear...

Select only supports http you need a third party app to redirect if the customer needs https. The F1 help page states at the bottom of the page:

Security and Encryption

Important Note: Message level encryption has been removed with Select version 4.4 and above.
• To incorporate SSL security, System Admins must set up an HTTP off-loader from a 3rd party.


Is there something in the SPS Services control applet's properties window which indicates information about the installed Gateway service ?

It can be confirmed by going to the system that has the gateway service and looking in the text file "C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftPro\Select Services\Gateway\spsgwsvc.exe.config" this is the default path of course and would need to be changed if they installed in a different location.

One other thing it might be is if the customer installed the pool with a named instance and used a virtual directory:


...connecting through the gateway to the mid-tier with a virtual directory, server must be a pool type
http://<hostname>:<port>/<pool name>/<virtual directory name>
Example: http://TestSelectServer:8181/testpool/t ... lDirectory
Bob Richards, Senior Software Developer, SoftPro

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