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How to access LabVIEW Web Service through HTTPS

Note: You can also refer to the Securing Web Services with SSL Knowledge Base article

 

Hi all,

 

I have developed a simple LabVIEW Web Service (a GET API) and published it. By default, the API is accessible through HTTP on port 8080. But I would like to access the API through HTTPS, so I did below actions,

  • Tools -> Options -> Web Server -> 'Configure Web Application Server'
  • Open Web Server Configuration -> Under 'Application Web Server' open Advanced
  • Create a 'Virtual host' -> enable 'SSL' and configure the LabVIEW default certificate file and port '8081'
  • Restart the computer

Now when I try to access the API, it is accessible but not secure. Looks like the digital certificate is not authorized. I am not sure how to authorize it? Open for suggestions.

 

You can access the API here "https://www.boringengineer.tk:8081/VoiceService/GetMessage"

 

Note:

  • I used 'letsencrypt.org' to get a certificate for my machine 
  • My machine is an AWS EC2 running on the cloud
Navin Subramani | CLA, CTA | boring engineer
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I used stunnel for that.

 

It takes any\all (configurable) ports\connections and changes it from http to https and\or vice versa. It can do the same for FTP, etc.

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Have the same issue with https://bionichaos.com/IEEG_2.html vs. http://bionichaos.com/IEEG_2.html that works perfectly well. The same CA certificate doesn't seem to work for the Web VI on the same page. Any chance to resolve this without a third party tool? 

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Any advice would be great, thank you!

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Do you have the CA trust chain for your certificate? You can try adding that to your certificate after the client certificate. I believe there is a way to add CA trust certificates to the CA bundle NI uses but I don't recall where that file is located. Trying to find it now.



Mark Yedinak
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I have to read more about CA trust chains but the certificate seem to work okay on the main site, surprisingly excluding its public IP https://60.242.13.176:8081/Bionichaos/HTTP_iEEG_16Chan_V_1_2?offset=0&count=1 so use a non secure http://60.242.13.176:8002/Bionichaos/HTTP_iEEG_16Chan_V_1_2?offset=0&count=1 for now. I tried many different certificates already...

Is it possible to host LV webservices directly on IIS10 just so the functional CA certificate works on the entire service? Tried copying C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\WebServices\aws\Bionichaos to C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Bionichaos_Default Web Server\  but not able to access the webservice on the same domain https://bionichaos.com/

LabVIEW Web Services FAQ - NI Is it safe to assume that the contents of this folder would be the same as bionichaos.lvws zip file that I couldn't find?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Just noticed that the SSL certificate is disappearing from http://localhost:3582/web-config/manage-ssl after reboot, any ideas why?

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Thank you in advance

 

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Do you mean this folder? C:\Program Files (x86)\National Instruments\Shared\nicurl

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Or is it \National Instruments\certstore\server_certs

Still trying to find how to add a whole certificate chain

web-config/manage-ssl will only take a single .cer file 

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