Steps to enable HTTPS access to the UVB 8.0 Web Interface
You can enable secure HTTPS access to the Unitrends Virtual Backup web interface using a command line option on the presentation appliance.
To enable HTTPS access
- Open a command prompt to the presentation appliance (SSH via PuTTy session or using the hypervisor client console).
- At the command prompt, enter the following:
This will enable the SSL and rewrite modules, prompt you to create a certificate, and restart the web server.
Note: The info added in the FQDN step must match how you plan to open the browser to the presentation server exactly (either IP address or DNS name).
- Open a browser to the presentation server and accept the certificate.
Firefox: add a security exception directly from the page
Chrome: Click on the lock in the URL bar, go to the connection tab, click on certificate information, go to details tab, export as PKCS #7, single certificate, go to settings, advanced, Manage SSL certificates, Authorities, Import.
- Close and re-open the browser, you should see a green lock icon.
Note: these steps can be performed at any point in the configuration process, i.e.: before quick setup or after it has already been configured.
Note: If SSL is enabled and you hit the normal http site, you will be redirected to the https site.