If you’re running an Oracle Application Server 10g instance you are probably familiar with Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Server Control. If not, go back to the manual. This is not a how-to on setting it up or using it. If you want to know how to secure it and refresh the certificate when it expires, read on.
Application Server Control is installed with Application Server 10g and typically runs on a port like 1810. By default it uses the non-secure http protocol. Since your whole application server is controlled through this interface, you probably want to secure it. The instructions below will generate a self signed certificate and get your Application Server Control up and running with https.
As usual this post is written for Oracle Application Server 10g on UNIX. Always review the documentation for your release before trying any of these steps.
Securing Application Server Control
Oracle has provided a simple way to secure Application Server Control.
Note: If $ORACLE_HOME/bin is not in your path you will need to provide this path to emctl.
1. Connect to the command line on the application server and set all the appropriate environment variables for your application instance.
2. Run the command emctl stop iasconsole to stop Application Server Control.
3. Run the command emctl secure em to secure Application Server control. This will perform a few steps including generating a self-signed secure certificate.
4. Run emctl start iasconsole to start Application Server Control.
If all goes well you will now be able to connect to your Application Server Control instance on the same port as before but now with the https protocol. In most browsers you will need to specify