Each WebLogic Server instance provides default settings for the protocols, listen addresses, and listen ports through which it can be reached. These settings are referred to collectively as the default network channel. This default network channel provides two listen ports through which it receives requests: one for non-SSL requests and the other for SSL requests. You can disable one of these ports, but at least one must be enabled.
Note: If automatic realm restart is enabled in the default security realm, you do not need to restart WebLogic Server after activating non-dynamic changes to the SSL configuration. See Enable automatic realm restart and Using Automatic Realm Restart.
The following sections describe how to configure the default network channel for a server instance: