Before you begin
The administration port accepts only secure, SSL traffic, and all connections via the port require authentication by a server administrator. Because of these features, enabling the administration port imposes the following restrictions on your domain:
For more information, see Ensuring the Security of Your Production Environment.
To enable the administration port for your domain:
After you finish
Restart all server instances in the domain, including the Administration Server and all Managed Servers. The administration port will not function until all server instances in the domain are restarted.
After enabling the administration port, all Administration Console traffic must connect via the administration port.
In addition, Managed Servers must connect to the Administration Server through the administration port. You can do this by specifying the following option at the command line when starting the Managed Server:
In this argument, host refers to the address of the Administration Server and admin_port is the administration port that the Administration Server uses. Note that you must specify the https:// prefix, rather than http://.