How To Configure Apache In R11i (9iAS) to Listen on a Restricted Port Such as 80 or 443
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Application Object Library - Version 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 [Release 11.5]
Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack - Version 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 [Release 11.5 to 11.5.10]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 21-Sep-2017
The goal presented herein is to describe how to configure the EBS Release 11i apache web listener (9iAS) to run using the standard http/https ports. Many websites prefer to use the default port of 80 for HTTP connections and the default port of 443 for HTTPS connections. The use of these default ports presents a more visually appealing URL to the users since the default port number need not be specified by the user. For example, users can simply specify http://somecompany.com instead of the more cumbersome http://somecompany.com:80 (or some more cryptic port number) when accessing the instance.
The preferred method for having a web entry point using the default port is to implement a reverse proxy server or other gatekeeper and then have the underlying web tiers run on nonrestricted ports as the applmgr user. This offloads the SSL connection overhead to a non-EBS server and also bypasses the need for any EBS process to run as the root user.
Recommended notes for implementing a reverse proxy or load balancer are:
<Note:306653.1>-Installing and Configuring Web Cache 10.1.2 and Oracle E-Business Suite 11i
<Note:287176.1>-DMZ Configuration with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i
<Note:217368.1>-Advanced Configurations and Topologies for Enterprise Deployments of E-Business Suite 11i
The procedure for running 9iAS using the default ports without a reverse proxy follows.
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