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Using insecure protocol


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I'm testing Adobe Policy server on my machine. It works when I lock the document to use policy server. I can connect, create policy and apply it. But I cannot open the saved secured document. I get message "You are attemping to connect to an APS using an insecure protocol ...". But I have configured policy server on https port 8443. And I can see the communication to that port. What is wrong?

I use latest Adobe Acrobat 7.0.8.

Thank for your help

--- Jaroslav
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The problem is very likely that you misconfigured the "Server URL" in the Policy Server Web Console.

Login to the web console as the Administrator and go to:

Configuration->Server Configuration

Ensure that the "Base URL" is also set to a HTTPS address.

The Base URL is used to create the URL that is baked into policy server-secured documents, so it is important that this URL is both correct and something that will be around for a long time to come.

Hope this helps,



Level 4
Thank you a lot. It really solved the problem. Now I can access policy server without problems.


--- Jaroslav