Monday, September 22, 2008

Upgrading the Foundations Domino Version

Maybe I've been spoiled by always having Business Partner access to the latest software versions but I get kinda twitchy if I run too many point releases behind the bleeding edge. So with 8.02 already on the loose and 8.5 only a few months away I need to ask the obvious question.

How long after the initial release dates will we get the Foundations version of new Domino software?
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3 comments:

Roland Reddekop said...

My sentiments exactly. We're continuing to just play with Foundations in trial mode until Foundations incorporates 8.0.2 or later, then we'll buy.

Jose Zaldicvar said...

Same here! I will be trying it out. I guess with LFS, we will always be behind!

Graham,

could you post a blog about SSL? I would like to know how I can enabled SSL on LFS. Currently on NitixBlue I have to Forward the port to an internal IP to make it work. Please comment if you have done it!

Graham Dodge said...

Here's the kbase article about setting up SSL on LFS from the horse's mouth.

/Graham

http://kb.nitix.com/3783

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How do I set up SSL on my Nitix Virtual Server ?

Solution

Log into the NVS

1. SSH into the NVS and log in as a non-admin user.
2. Change users to root:

su - root


Create an SSL certificate

1. Change directories:

cd /etc/httpd/conf

2. Create the certificate by typing:

make SERVER_NAME.pem

3. Answer the questions to create your SSL certificate.


Move the new certificate

Move the new certificate into the ssl.crt directory.

mv SERVER_NAME.pem ssl.crt


Indicate the location

Indicate the location of the certificate in apache's SSL configuration file

1. Open the configuration file in a text editor. You can find the file at the following location:

/etc/httpd/conf/conf.d/ssl.conf

2. Comment out the following line by putting a # at the beginning of the line:

SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.key/server.key

3. Comment out this line as well.

SSLCertificateFile /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt

4. Then add the line:

SSLCertificateFile /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/SERVER_NAME.pem

5. Save and exit.


Restart apache

If the service fails to start, check the log files in /var/log/httpd/ for clues.

/etc/init.d/httpd restart


Access Apache over SSL

Assuming Apache starts, access it over SSL with a Web browser:

https://www.MY_DOMAIN.CA

Since you are using a self-signed certificate, you will probably get a warning stating that it is certified by an unknown authority, which is OK.