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. Connecting to JSON using the Data Compressor
      3. Data types in JSON
    2. CSV
      1. Connecting to CSV
      2. Connecting to CSV using the Data Compressor
      3. Data types in CSV
    3. Database
      1. Connecting to SQL databases
      2. Connecting to other databases
      3. Connecting to a database with Node.js
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      5. Connecting to a database with .NET Core
      6. Connecting to a database with Java
      7. Connecting to a database with PHP
    4. Microsoft Analysis Services
      1. Connecting to Microsoft Analysis Services
      2. Getting started with the Accelerator
      3. Installing the Accelerator as a Windows service
      4. Referring the Accelerator as a DLL
      5. Configuring the authentication process
      6. Configuring a secure HTTPS connection
      7. Troubleshooting
    5. Pentaho Mondrian
      1. Connecting to Pentaho Mondrian
      2. Getting started with the Accelerator
      3. Configuring Mondrian roles
      4. Configuring username/password protection
      5. Сonfiguring a secure HTTPS connection
      6. Troubleshooting
    6. Connecting to Elasticsearch
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    1. Security in Flexmonster
    2. Security aspects when connecting to an OLAP cube
      1. The data transfer process
      2. Data security
      3. Data access management
    3. Security aspects when connecting to a database
      1. The data transfer process
      2. Data access management
  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
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    10. Integration with RequireJS
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    2. Customizing appearance
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    5. Migration guide from 2.4 to 2.5
    6. Migration guide from 2.3 to 2.4
    7. Migration guide from 2.2 to 2.3
    8. Documentation for older versions
Table of contents

Mondrian - Сonfiguring a secure HTTPS connection

Overview

All data that is sent by HTTP is not encrypted and can be inspected. This is why we have added an option to enable HTTPS for Flexmonster Accelerator. HTTPS encrypts all data that is sent from the client to the Accelerator and vice versa. Follow these steps to configure a secure HTTPS connection for your setup.

Requirements

  • Flexmonster Pivot version 2.205 or higher
  • A relational database with a Mondrian schema
  • Java JRE 1.7+
  • A valid and trusted SSL certificate

Step 1: Import the 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 this command:

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

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

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

Step 2: Enable HTTPS in Flexmonster Accelerator

After you have the certificate imported, enable HTTPS in the Accelerator’s config. Open the 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 the JKS file (i.e. keystore.jks)
  • <keystore_password> – password for the keystore
  • <private_key_password> – password for the imported key

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

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

java -jar flexmonster-proxy-mondrian.jar

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

Step 3: Configure Flexmonster Pivot

Now it’s time to configure the client – Flexmonster Pivot. Let’s create a minimal configuration using the 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"
});

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