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:
Note: The administration port cannot be dynamically enabled on a Managed Server. You must shut down each Managed Server, enable the administration port, then restart.
For more information, see Ensuring the Security of Your Production Environment.
WebLogic Server provides the option to enable an SSL administration port for use with all servers in the domain. Using the administration port is strongly recommended. It provides three capabilities:
To enable the administration port for your domain:
After you finish
Start all Managed Server instances in the domain. You do not need to restart the Administration Server.
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 on the Java command line when starting the Managed Server:
In this argument, hostname 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://.