The EntireX Broker SSL Agent is a gateway to the broker whenever direct SSL/TLS communication with the broker is not possible. Under Windows, use the delivered batch file <drive>:\SoftwareAG\EntireX\EntireX\bin\sslbrokeragent.bat to start the agent. This document covers the following topics:
The most common scenarios for using the Broker SSL Agent are where direct SSL communication to the Broker is not possible or it is not required by the network architecture.
Although in most cases the Broker SSL Agent will be used from a Broker application written in Java, the Broker SSL Agent can also be used from any component or application configured with SSL. See Using SSL/TLS with EntireX Components.
The Broker SSL Agent is a standalone Java application.
The class name is
Specify the following parameters in the order given in this table when the Broker SSL Agent listens on an SSL port:
|1. Trace Option
|Valid values: ON or OFF. Default: OFF.
A dump of the buffers is written to standard output for diagnostic purposes.
|2. Port Number
|The port number the Broker TCP Agent uses for incoming requests from Broker applications. Specify this port number as part of the broker ID in the broker application.
|3. SSL Parameters
|SSL parameters when the Broker SSL Agent runs as an SSL server. SSL
requires a (server) certificate with a private key. Specify with
key_store=filename the file name of a Java
keystore that contains the private key.
SSL client authentication can be requested with the parameter
verify_client=yes. In this case, specify with
the file name of a Java keystore containing the
list of trusted certificate authorities that issued the client's certificate.
The complete list of parameters could be
|The password which protects the private key. If the value
-prompt is specified the password is read from standard
|5. Broker Address
|The Broker SSL Agent sends all requests to this Broker using any legal Broker ID defined with URL-style Broker ID.
The Broker SSL Agent will use SSL communication if the SSL protocol is used (the address starts with
|6. Bind Address
|The address of the network interface on which the Broker SSL Agent will listen for connection requests. The default is that the Broker Agent will listen on any attached interface adapter of the system. The bind address is the local IP address or host name to bind to.
Under Windows, the EntireX distribution kit comes with a batch file to start the Broker SSL Agent. Change the port number, the Broker address and the SSL parameters in file <drive>:\SoftwareAG\EntireX\EntireX\bin\sslbrokeragent.bat.
Set the parameter Trace Option to "ON". See Class Name and Parameters.
The architecture of the Broker SSL Agent is shown in the following picture: