8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2011 11:07 AM by Bill Britt RSS

    SSL and the IE Plugin

      I have a question about the QlikView IE Plugin and SSL. I am using QlikView 9 on windows server 2008 with IIS 7 and I can get the access point set-up and working fine via https, except when using the IE plugin. A message pops up and asks if I "only want to display content that was delivered securely ;" if I choose "Yes" nothing is displayed, and if I choose "No" the application loads fine, but, I assume (perhaps incorrectly), that the connection is no longer secure. I do not experience any issue when using the Java or AJAX clients, however. In the config.xml file, I set "Always Tunnel" to "True," and I edited the "opendoc.js" file to "tunnel = https" rather than the default of "tunnel = http."

      Again, I'm not sure what I am missing here, as https tunneling is working until I try to open an application using the plugin. If anybody has an idea, needs more informations, or knows what I need to change, please let me know.

      Thanks,

      Adam

        • SSL and the IE Plugin
          Björn Wedbratt

          Hi Adam,

          To get rid of the prompt about unsecure content, rename opendoc.htm in the QvPlugin-folder to opendoc.bck. Then rename opendoc_fix.htm to opendoc.htm.

          A good tool to verify if you're connecting using http or https is Fiddler ( http://www.fiddler2.com/fiddler2/ )

            • SSL and the IE Plugin

              Hi Bjorn,

              Thanks for the reply, but when I tried that method it just resulted in a 404 error after I logged in to the access point and tried to open one of the applications. Could this be from a bad IIS configuration? Other than the handful of changes that have to be made to actually use IIS with QlikView, it is a standard set-up.

              Thanks for the Fiddler tip, by the way; it shows that I am, in fact, connecting via https, and is a lot easier to use than a few other tools I have tried since I originally posted my question.

              Adam

                • SSL and the IE Plugin
                  Björn Wedbratt

                  You get a 404-error? That's weird...you're sure that you renamed the opendoc_fix.htm to opendoc.htm and nothing else? If you opened it in notepad, make sure you didn't save it with a txt-extension, like opendoc.htm.txt. You should be able to right-click on the file in IIS Management Console and select "Browse..." without any 404-error (File not found).

                  opendoc_fix.htm is quite similar to the original opendoc.htm. The difference is that original opendoc.htm will open plugin using a frameset, while opendoc_fix.htm will utilize the classid of the active-x component.

                   

                    • SSL and the IE Plugin

                      I just tried it again and it seems to be working. I looked through my deleted files ( I had switched back to the original configuration after the 404 error) and saw that 'opendoc_fix' had been renamed 'opendoc.htm.htm,' so it was user error, which doesn't surprise me. Thanks for the help, and for tolerating my inexperience, both are very much appreciated.

                       

                  • SSL and the IE Plugin

                    For tunneling, you also need to edit opendoc.js and change http to https:

                    if (tunnel != null) {
                    tunnel = tunnel[1];
                    if (tunnel == "") {
                    tunnel = 'http';
                    }
                    }

                    • SSL and the IE Plugin
                      Amien Amien

                      Thanks Bjorn .. your answers are very welcome!