Securing Your Implementation

Discusses Webtrends and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), referencing the Internet Information Services documentation for detailed instructions.

Webtrends and Secure Sockets Layer

Sensitive information is often transmitted between web clients and web servers. Typically, this information is protected by sending data in an encrypted form that is decrypted on the receiving side. The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol provides several features that enable secure transmission of web data. These features include data encryption, server authentication, and message integrity. Webtrends Analytics uses Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) to provide the user interface. IIS supports the SSL protocol.

If you use Webtrends SmartSource Data Collector in your Webtrends Analytics software installation, see “Securing SmartSource Data Collector” in the Webtrends SmartSource Data Collector User’s Guide for more information.

Enabling SSL for Webtrends Analytics

When you install Webtrends Analytics, a web site is created in Microsoft IIS that provides the user interface. To enable SSL for Webtrends Analytics, you need to configure this web server in IIS to use SSL and specify port 443 rather than the default port 7099. See the Microsoft IIS documentation for details on setting up SSL and creating valid certificates. To access IIS settings and online Help:

  1. From the Windows control panel on the computer running your Webtrends Reporting and Administration UI, click Administrative Tools.
  2. Click Internet Information Services.

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