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Require HTTPS for Direct Admin


Set this option to Y so that direct access to the admin interface is only permitted via HTTPS and not HTTP. "Direct" means the immediate, direct connection to the Search Appliance from the web browser (or proxy, if any); security of the earlier hops of proxy-forwarded connections is checked by Require HTTPS for Proxy Admin.

If you use this you must also turn on Enable HTTPS Server.

For safety, Require HTTPS for Direct Admin can only be enabled while accessing the admin interface via HTTPS.

If you have set this option Y and accidentally configure it such that you can not access the Search Appliance, you can re-enable HTTP admin by going to the physical console of the Search Appliance and selecting the drop Admin restrictions (HTTPS,IP,Cipher requirements) option.

(Note: this setting was formerly called Require HTTPS Admin.)

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