Add SSL Support

Highly recommended for a production OnDemand Server. The SSL protocol provides for a secure channel of communication between the user’s browser and the Open OnDemand portal.

The following prerequisites need to be satisfied:

  • The OnDemand Server will need a public facing host name, e.g.,
  • An SSL certificate associated with this host name

Then you can modify your ood-portal-generator configuration file as such:

# /etc/ood/config/ood_portal.yml

  - "SSLCertificateFile \"/path/to/public.crt\""
  - "SSLCertificateKeyFile \"/path/to/private.key\""

Each array item is treated as a line in the Apache configuration file. You can add more Apache SSL directives as separate array items.

Build the Apache configuration file and install it.