Batch Portal Connections
There are 3 Portal types in the GlobalCapture Portal Connections section of the Management Module:
- Batch Portal
- Analytics Portal
- API Portal
By default, one of each should already be created, though more batch and analytic portals can be created per client needs. Additional API Portals can also be created if needed (e.g. a multi-domain setup).
Setting up the Batch and Analytics portals is straightforward. Refer to the GlobalCapture configuration guide if additional details are required. If the installation failed or some other factor has caused one or more of the portals to cease functioning, follow the steps outlined below.
Troubleshooting / Repairing Batch Portal
- Check to make sure the services are running on the server:
- Mongo DB
- If Mongo won’t start, there is an unrelated issue. The most common cause for a Mongo start failure is low disk space.
- Mongo DB
- Ensure the URL provided for the Portal is using https.
- The user account specified for authentication should be in the fully qualified domain format (domain\username).
- If there has been a password change recently, re-enter the password.
If steps 1 – 4 outlined above do not resolve your issue, there may be a problem with the SSL certificate used to secure communications to the portal. Follow the steps below to fix any SSL certificate problems:
- Check to see if a SSL certificate exists for the IP Address and Port specified in the Batch Portal configuration file (C:\GetSmart\BatchPortal\ssBatchPortal.exe.config).
1. Open an administrative command prompt and enter: netsh http show ssl
You should see an entry with the matching IP Address and Port:
- If you do not have a matching certificate binding in your list a new one will need to be created. A missing binding would imply some level of permissions issue during the orifginal setup.
- Make sure the ssBatchPortal service is stopped and run the following command and Batch Portal should return the thumbprint of the SSL Certificate it just generated:
2. Run C:\GetSmart\BatchPortal\ Run ssBatchPortal.exe -ssl
3. Open the IIS Management Console. Select your server, and double click Server Certificates in the Features View.
4. The thumbprint reported back by the batch portal should now match an entry in the Server Certificates section of the IISManager:
- Return to the start of this document and verify again steps 1 – 4.
If you’ve done everything correctly and recieve a CERTENROLLLib.CX509 Error in the console (see image below), don’t panic. This is a known issue within the CertEnroll dll in Windows. We can easily bypass this by manually enrolling the cert.
- Create a Self-Signed Cert in IIS – Name it ssBatchPortal
- Open up the cert by double clicking it and locate the “thumbprint” – copy and paste the thumbprint into a text editor and remove all spaces
- Rerun the -ssl command in Admin CMD but include the thumbprint as screenshot above demonstrate (yellow highlighter)
- You will receive no confirmation message. Run a netsh http show ssl command to ensure the cert has been bound properly to the correct port and IP
- Confirm the certificate thumbprint in the Certificate properties is the same as the certificate hash in your netsh http show sslquery.
- Attempt to start Batch Portal service again
If these steps do not resolve your issue, please submit a support request to Square 9’s Software Support team by completing the support request form here: http://www.square-9.com/support