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Configure Kiwi Syslog Web Access - SSL capability

Updated March 11th, 2016 


This article provides brief information and steps to configure the Kiwi Syslog Web Access - SSL capabilities.


All Kiwi Syslog versions


Important: If you are running Kiwi Syslog Server 9.4.0 or later, use the steps in the following article instead: Enable SSL support for Kiwi Web Access


Note: The following steps are beyond Kiwi Syslog Server application and only configures web access through SSL.  

I. - Creating Self-signed certificate in Internet Information Services (IIS)

  1. Go to Administrative Tools then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.  

  2. Under Connections, click Server Node.

    • Note: Computer Name is displayed as the server node name.

  3. Double-click Server Certificates in Home window.

  4. Go to Actions then select Create Self-Signed Certificate.

  5. A Create Self-Signed Certificate window appears and asks to set a name.

  6. Click OK. The requested certificate is now created and displayed in the server certificates window.


II. - Configuring Kiwi Syslog Web Access in Internet Information Services with SSL

  1. Go to Administrative Tools then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. 

  2. Expand the Server Node and right-click Sites to add a web site. 

    • Note: Computer Name is displayed as the server node name.

  3. The user must provide the following information:

    • Site name.

    • Physical path of the website which is usually installed at this path: \SolarWinds\Kiwi Syslog Web Access\html

    • Binding type should be https.

    • Choose the Self-Signed Certificated user created from the SSL Certificate drop-down list.

    • Click OK to apply changes. 

  4. To configure Application Pool setting, follow the steps below:

    • Go to Connections > Server Node > Application Pools. 

    • Click Application Pool with the same name as the one recently added website.

    • Go to Actions > Edit Application Pool > Advanced Settings. 

    • Set the following properties in the Advanced Settings window:

      • Enable 32-Bit Applications to True.

      • Managed Pipeline Mode to Classic.

      • Identity to LocalSystem.

      • Click OK.

  5. Go to Connections > Sites > then choose the newly created site. 
  6. Restart the website, click Actions > Manage Web Site > Restart.

After following the steps above, the browser now connects websites through https. 

  • Note: Navigation to Internet Information Service Manager will vary based on the installed Operating System. 
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