How To Configure Secure Global Desktop (SGD) Gateway to Connect to SGD Servers on Non-Standard Ports (Doc ID 2049186.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 01, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Global Desktop - Version 4.71 to 5.2 [Release 4.0 to 5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
/opt/SUNWsgdg/httpd/*/conf/extra/gateway/servers/

Goal

By default, the Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) software is configured to use TCP port 443 for secured HTTPS client connections when installed.  Sometimes a customer may need to use a non-standard secured port for SGD, due to a conflict with another web service already using port 443 on the same host. In this situation, SGD will prompt for an alternate port to use during installation, and that alternate port is then used going forward. 

However, when utilizing an SGD gateway server in front of an SGD server or SGD server array, there is no clear command available to configure the Gateway reverse proxy services to communicate with the backend SGD server using this alternate HTTPS port.  The SGD Gateway is automatically configured to only use port 443 for each SGD server added to its configuration..

As there is no previously existing documentation on how  to configure the SGD Gateway for this situation, this knowledge document is intended to provide guidance on how the SGD Gateway server reverse proxy service man be configured to correctly communicate with SGD servers using an alternate port.
 

Solution

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