During Apex Central installation, you can choose the level of security when accessing the management console. The least secure level only requires an HTTP connection. The most secure requires an HTTPS connection. If the least secure connection was selected during installation, you can change the access level after installation to the most secure connection.
You must obtain a certificate and set up the Apex Central virtual directory before you can start sending encrypted or digitally signed information to and from the Apex Central server.
The following procedure describes how to assign HTTPS access from a Windows Server 2012 R2 installation.
If you are running a different version of Windows Server, refer to the Microsoft documentation for your specific Windows Server installation.
The Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager screen appears.
The Import Certificate screen appears.
Windows Server imports the certificate file and closes the Import Certificate screen.
If you did not a specify a custom <Web Site> name during Apex Central installation, the default <Web Site> name is Default Web Site.
The Site Bindings screen appears.
If the https type does not appear in the Site Bindings list, click Add... to manually add the https type.
The Alerts pane appears and indicates that the changes have been successfully saved.
System configuration file:
In the <Apex Central installation folder>\systemconfiguration.xml file, locate m_uiWebServer_Https_Port and set the value to the HTTPS port number.
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