1. API reference
  2. Welcome
    1. Component overview
    2. Quick start
    3. System requirements
    4. Troubleshooting
    5. Managing license keys
  3. Connecting to Data Source
    1. JSON
      1. Connecting to JSON
      2. Data types in JSON
    2. CSV
      1. Connecting to CSV
      2. Connecting to CSV using Compressor
      3. Data types in CSV
    3. Database
      1. Connecting to SQL databases
      2. Connecting to other databases
      3. Connecting to database with Node.js
      4. Connecting to database with .NET
      5. Connecting to database with .NET Core
      6. Connecting to database with Java
      7. Connecting to database with PHP
    4. Microsoft Analysis Services
      1. Connecting to Microsoft Analysis Services
      2. Getting started with Accelerator
      3. Installing Accelerator as a Windows Service
      4. Referring Accelerator as a DLL
      5. Configuring authentication process
      6. Configuring secure HTTPS connection
      7. Troubleshooting
    5. Pentaho Mondrian
      1. Connecting to Pentaho Mondrian
      2. Getting started with Accelerator
      3. Configuring Mondrian roles
      4. Сonfiguring username/password protection
      5. Сonfiguring secure HTTPS connection
      6. Troubleshooting
    6. icCube
  4. Security
    1. Accelerator security
    2. Data Compressor Security
  5. Configuring report
    1. What is a report
    2. Data source
    3. Slice
    4. Options
    5. Number formatting
    6. Conditional formatting
    7. Set report to the component
    8. Get report from the component
    9. Date and time formatting
    10. Configuring global options
    11. Export and print
    12. Calculated values
    13. Custom sorting
  6. Integration with frameworks
    1. Available tutorials
    2. Integration with AngularJS (v1.x)
    3. Integration with Angular
    4. Integration with React
    5. Integration with Webpack
    6. Integration with ASP.NET
    7. Integration with jQuery
    8. Integration with JSP
    9. Integration with TypeScript
    10. Integration with RequireJS
    11. Integration with PhoneGap
  7. Integration with charts
    1. Integration with Highcharts
    2. Integration with Google Charts
    3. Integration with FusionCharts
    4. Integration with any charting library
  8. Customizing
    1. Customizing toolbar
    2. Customizing appearance
    3. Customizing context menu
    4. Localizing component
  9. Updating to the latest version
    1. Updating to the latest version
    2. Release notes
    3. Migration guide from 2.5 to 2.6
    4. Migration guide from 2.4 to 2.5
    5. Migration guide from 2.3 to 2.4
    6. Migration guide from 2.2 to 2.3
    7. Documentation for older versions
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Mondrian / Сonfiguring secure HTTPS connection

Overview

All data that is sent by HTTP is not encrypted and can be intercepted. That’s why we have added an option to enable HTTPS for Accelerator. HTTPS encrypts all data that is sent from the client to Accelerator and vice versa. Please follow the steps below to configure secure HTTPS connection for your setup.

Requirements

  • Flexmonster Pivot Component version 2.205 or higher
  • Relational database and Mondrian schema for it
  • Java JRE 1.7+
  • Valid and trusted SSL certificate

Step 1: Import certificate to Java KeyStore

A Java KeyStore (JKS) is a repository of security certificates. JDKs provide a keytool utility to manipulate the keystore.

If you already have the private key in PKCS 12, just navigate to JRE/bin/ folder and execute the following:

keytool -importkeystore -destkeystore keystore.jks -srckeystore <private_key> -srcstoretype PKCS12

Where:

  • <private_key> – path to .p12 file with the private key (i.e. flexmonster.p12)

It will ask to enter a new password for keystore and a password for the private key. In a result, it will generate a keystore.jks file with imported private key inside. Copy this file to some location, it will be necessary for the next step.

Step 2: Enable HTTPS in Accelerator

After you have the certificate imported let’s enable the HTTPS in the Accelerator’s config. Open flexmonster.config file and modify/add the necessary parameters as follows:

HTTPS=true
KEY_STORE_PATH=<keystore_path>
KEY_STORE_PASSWORD=<keystore_password>
KEY_MANAGER_PASSWORD=<private_key_password>

Where:

  • <keystore_path> – path to JKS file (i.e. keystore.jks)
  • <keystore_password> – password for the keystore
  • <private_key_password> – password for the imported key

Available values for HTTPS parameter is true or false. By default HTTPS is disabled (false).

Accelerator is ready to be launched. Just execute the following command in terminal:

java -jar flexmonster-proxy-mondrian.jar

You can check the Accelerator is up and running by navigating to its URL in the browser (i.e. https://localhost:50006).

Step 3: Configure Flexmonster Pivot Component

Now it’s time to configure the client – Flexmonster Pivot Component. Let’s create a minimal configuration using JavaScript API (replace proxyUrl, catalog and cube parameters with your specific values):

var pivot = new Flexmonster({
	container: "pivotContainer",
	toolbar: true, 
	report: {
		dataSource: {
			dataSourceType: "mondrian",
			proxyUrl: "https://localhost:50006",
			dataSourceInfo: "MondrianFoodMart",
			catalog: "FoodMart",
			cube: "Sales",
			binary: true
		}
	},
	licenseKey: "XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX"
});

Please note that proxyUrl now contains https://. That means that the data is protected and encrypted with your SSL certificate.