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Enable HTTPS in FTK Central

Created by: Brendan Bone
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Question

How do I enable HTTPS in FTK Central using a valid web certificate?

 

Prerequisites

  • A Certificate archive, in password-protected PFX format, whose "Issued To" name either matches the base URL of the FTK Central website or has a domain wildcard.

Note: The password cannot contain certain characters, such as quotes, for it to work in the XML config file.

 

Answer

  1. Place your PFX file in an easy to find location, like "[drive]:\Program Files\AccessData\Certificates\"
  2. Navigate to the FTK Central bin folder (typically "[drive]:\Program Files\AccessData\Forensic Tools\<version>\bin\")
  3. Open ADG.WeblabSelfHost.exe.config in a text editor
  4. In the appSettings section, find and change the value of the https key to true, as shown below:
    <add key="https" value="true" />
  5. Find and change the value of the certificateFileName key to the full path to your PFX file, as shown below:
    <add key="certificateFileName" value="C:\Program Files\AccessData\Certificates\myCertificate.pfx" />
  6. Find and change the value of the certificatePassword key to the password for your PFX file, as shown below:
    <add key="certificatePassword" value="myPassword" />
    Note: The password sting will be encrypted when the "AccessData Exterro Host Service" is restarted
  7. Restart the AccessData Exterro Host Service service
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