Configuring an HTTPS connection

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The Map Designer establishes an HTTP connection with a WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance, which is the default connection type, using the host and port parameters specified in the options for the Interoperability Test Service. To have a secure connection with the DataPower appliance, you can use Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. (HTTPS).

To establish a secure connection using HTTPS, you must first enable the security option in the Map Designer. When you run a DataPower map from Map Designer on the IBM DataPower SOA Appliances, you are prompted through a standard Certificate window to dynamically select the option to trust the certificate from the appliance, and add it to the certificate store (install_dir\java\lib\security\cacerts, where install_dir refers to the path where IBM Transformation Extender is installed). The server certificate and private key must be set up on the DataPower appliance. For information about how to set up the server certificate and private key on the DataPower appliance, see the related topics in the IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances: Integrating with Transformation Extender documentation that is published on the IBM WebSphere DataPower Support website (

To configure a secure connection to the appliance for the Interoperability Test Service using HTTPS in the Map Designer:


  1. In the Map Designer, click Window > Preferences > Transformation Extender > Map > DataPower. The DataPower preferences pane opens.
  2. Under Connectivity, enter the IP address or the host name for the DataPower appliance in the Host field. (For IPv6, enclose the IP address in brackets.)

    The default value is localhost.

  3. Click the Interoperability Test Service tab.
  4. Enter a value for the Port field. The default port for the HTTPS Service is 9991.
  5. Select the Secure Transport check box.
  6. Click OK to save changes.