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Configure SSL#

Connect Cortex using HTTPS#

We recommend using a reverse proxy to manage SSL layer; for example, Nginx.

Reference: Configuring HTTPS servers on

server {
  listen 443 ssl http2;
  server_name cortex;

  ssl on;
  ssl_certificate       path-to/cortex-server-chained-cert.pem;
  ssl_certificate_key   path-to/cortex-server-key.pem;

  proxy_connect_timeout   600;
  proxy_send_timeout      600;
  proxy_read_timeout      600;
  send_timeout            600;
  client_max_body_size    2G;
  proxy_buffering off;
  client_header_buffer_size 8k;

  location / {
    add_header              Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains";
    proxy_pass    ;
    proxy_http_version      1.1;

Certificate manager#

Certificate manager is used to store client certificates and certificate authorities.

Use custom Certificate Authorities#

The prefered way to use custom Certificate Authorities is to use the system configuration.

If setting up a custom Certificate Authority (to connect web proxies, remote services like LPAPS server ...) is required globally in the application, the better solution consists of installing it on the OS and restarting Cortex.

Ensure the package ca-certificates-java is installed , and copy the CA certificate in the right folder. Then run dpkg-reconfigure ca-certificates and restart Cortex service.

apt-get install -y ca-certificates-java
mkdir /usr/share/ca-certificates/extra
cp mycustomcert.crt /usr/share/ca-certificates/extra
dpkg-reconfigure ca-certificates
service cortex restart

No additionnal packages is required on Fedora or RHEL. Copy the CA certificate in the right folder, run update-ca-trust and restart Cortex service.

cp mycustomcert.crt /etc/pki/ca-trust/source/anchors
sudo update-ca-trust 
service cortex restart