Setting up https secure connection

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[edit] Installing SSL

In new MOR (starting from X14) and M2 installs, SSL with self-signed certificate is preconfigured (using external sever IP). If you have older MOR and M2 installations, and SSL was not configured previously, you can configure self-signed certificate in MOR/M2 by running the following script. Script is tested and ready to use:

For MOR:

svn update /usr/src/mor
/usr/src/mor/x14/gui/ssl_install.sh 

For M2:

svn update /usr/src/m2
/usr/src/m2/gui/ssl_install.sh 


And restart httpd service

service httpd restart

Clear browser cache before testing redirect. Otherwise it might not work.

[edit] Allow only https

If you would like your users to be automatically redirected to secure connection (https), add the line to /etc/httpd/conf.d/m2.conf so it would look like:

<VirtualHost *:80>
 DocumentRoot /var/www/html
 <Directory /var/www/html>
  Allow from all
 </Directory>
 RailsBaseURI /billing
 <Directory /var/www/html/billing>
  Options -MultiViews
 </Directory>
 RailsEnv production
 Redirect permanent / https://www.example.com/     #Add this one. Put your hostname instead of www.example.com
</VirtualHost>

And restart httpd service

service httpd restart

Also change from http to https in cron actions:

 sed -i 's#http:#https:#'  /etc/cron.d/*actions
 service crond restart




[edit] Configure Domain Name

If you have domain name, replace IP_ADDRESS (which will be your external IP address) with your domain name and regenerate certification files with new information with command bellow:

 openssl req -new -newkey rsa:4096 -days 365 -nodes  -x509   -keyout /etc/httpd/ssl/apache.key -out  /etc/httpd/ssl/apache.crt

Enter information as requested, in common name section please enter your domain name.

And restart httpd service

service httpd restart


[edit] Cron Actions

If SSL redirection is enabled, ensure that hourly actions are able to access GUI internally:

wget http://127.0.0.1/billing/callc/hourly_actions

if it does not work, adjust domain or add --no-check-certificate like this:

wget --no-check-certificate http://127.0.0.1/billing/callc/hourly_actions

For https connection use:

wget https://127.0.0.1/billing/callc/hourly_actions

Or:

wget --no-check-certificate https://127.0.0.1/billing/callc/hourly_actions

Once command works, make same adjustments on /etc/cron.d/mor_hourly_actions, mor_daily_actions and mor_monthly_actions.

!!!DO NOT TEST RUN daily AND monthly ACTIONS MANUALLY!!! just adjust cron files, save then and restart crond service.

[edit] Connection is not private Notification

When using self-signed certificate, you will get notification that your connection is not private.

File:Privacy1.png

To fix this, press Advanced and after - Proceed. You will see this message only once from same Browser/Computer. To avoid this message, you can buy certificates from SSL Providers.

[edit] Using your own certificates

Configuration may vary depending on SSL provider. As always, make backup of files before editing them, so you would be able to revert in case of failure.

If you want to use SSL Provider's certificates, you have to update self-signed configuration which should be already installed in your server.

Place certificate files somewhere in filesystem and update following lines in /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf with location of certificate files:

SSLCertificateFile /etc/httpd/ssl/apache.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/httpd/ssl/apache.key
SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/server-chain.crt

in same file, uncomment this line and set your domain:

ServerName www.example.com:443

save changes.

Set your domain instead of IP address in /etc/httpd/conf.d/mor_ssl.conf

ServerName 1.2.3.4

save changes.

Restart apache to apply changes:

service httpd restart

Check cron actions as described above.

[edit] Hardening SSL security

By default, old SSL/TLS protocols versions and ciphers are enabled which can cause security threats. To disable them, open /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf, find lines which starts with the following keywords - SSLProtocol, SSLCipherSuite. Comment them out and add following lines:

SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3 -TLSv1 
SSLCipherSuite HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5:!3DES
SSLHonorCipherOrder on

Configuration with commented lines should look like this:

#   SSL Protocol support:
# List the enable protocol levels with which clients will be able to
# connect.  Disable SSLv2 access by default:
#SSLProtocol all -SSLv2
SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3 -TLSv1 

#   SSL Cipher Suite:
# List the ciphers that the client is permitted to negotiate.
# See the mod_ssl documentation for a complete list.
#SSLCipherSuite DEFAULT:!EXP:!SSLv2:!DES:!IDEA:!SEED:+3DES
SSLCipherSuite HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5:!3DES
SSLHonorCipherOrder on

Restart httpd:

service httpd restart

If after this you having problems connecting, uncoment old values, comment new ones, and restart httpd again

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