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Enable secure cookies and configure cookies to require SSL

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Created by Interspire Import, last modified by Magdalena.Markova on Nov 22, 2016

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Issue:

I need my SolarWinds Orion installation to use secure cookies.

Resolution:

The following procedure secures cookies used by your SolarWinds Orion installation by configuring your web console to require SSL connections for all cookies.
Note: Completing the Configuration Wizard after completing the following procedure will revert all changes. 

To configure the web console to require SSL for all cookies:

  1. Log on as an administrator to your primary SolarWinds Orion server.
  2. Open the file web.config in a text editor.
    Note: By default, web.config is located in C:\inetpub\SolarWinds.
  3. Insert the following lines:
    <httpCookies requireSSL="true" />
    and
    <system.web>
      <forms requireSSL="true">
      </forms>
    </system.web>
  4. Save web.config.

This article applies to all SolarWinds Orion installations.

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