Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 Release Notes

Apache and Load Balancer Plugin

This section describes known Apache Web server and load balancer plugin issues and associated solutions.

The High-Availability Administration Guide contains incorrect instructions for using openssl with Apache. (ID 6306784)

When compiling and building openssl, run the following commands:

cd openssl-0.9.7e

Also, for Apache 1.3, the directory name of the mod_ssl source will vary depending upon the release of Apache used. For example, for Apache 1.3.33, the name is mod_ssl-2.8.22-1.3.33.

The High-Availability Administration Guide does not contain instructions for using a certificate for Apache 2.0. (ID 6307976)

To run Apache security, you must use a certificate. For instructions on obtaining a certificate from a certificate authority, see the information on certificates in the modssl FAQ.

Must start Apache Web Server as root. (ID 6308021)

On Solaris, if your Application Server was installed under root, you must start the Apache Web Server as root. Java Enterprise System installations are installed as root. For Apache 2.0, after starting as root, Apache switches and runs as another user you designate. You designate that user in the /conf/httpd.conf file. To start as root, on many systems you must edit the httpd.conf file to designate the correct group. Replace the line:

Group #-1


Group nobody

More information on user/group use is included in the httpd.conf file.

Addition to instructions for using openssl with Apache Web Server 2.0 on Solaris. (ID 6308043)

After installing Apache 2.0 and the load balancer plug-in, edit ssl.conf and sll-std.conf as follows:

Replace the line:

<VirtualHost _default_:9191>


<VirtualHost machine_name:9191>

Where machine_name is the name of your machine and 9191 is a security port number.