I would have thought that the SSL configuration would have to be done at the point that the user connects, which is presumably the Apache HTTP server.

Don't get too misled by the term "Application". In your case, you configure the certificate etc in DCM and associate it with an "application" which, in your case, will be the HTTP server instance itself.

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I need to implement SSL for our web services that are deployed in Websphere on IBM i. They are called via the Apache HTTP server from our own servers. The SSL requirement is coming from our auditors. I'm having trouble figuring out where I need to turn on SSL. Do I do it in the Apache HTTP Server, do I do it in Websphere or do I need to do it in both places? This is Websphere 5.1 Express (I know it is an old version) running on a V5R4 system. We do plan to upgrade this year sometime.

Part of my confusion regarding Apache is that the documentation talks about turning on SSL for an application in Apache. In this case, I don't have an application. Apache just forwards the requests to Websphere. I am currently controlling who can call the web services by defining Locations in Apache and using Allow or Deny on ip addresses. Any ideas or pointers from anyone?

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