How To Configure Apache In R12 (10.1.3) To Listen on a Restricted Port Such as 80 or 443
Last updated on FEBRUARY 09, 2018
Applies to:Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack - Version 12.0.6 to 12.1.3 [Release 12.0 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
The goal presented herein is to describe how to configure the EBS Release 12 apache web listener (10GiAS) 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 are:
<Note 380486.1>-Installing and Configuring Web Cache 10g and Oracle E- Business Suite 12
<Note:380489.1>-Using Load-Balancers with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
<Note:380490.1>-Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Configuration in a DMZ
The procedure for running 10GiAS using the default ports without a reverse proxy follows.
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