Configuring Pulse Authentication
Pulse requires all users to authenticate themselves before they can use the Pulse Web application.
If you run Pulse in embedded mode, the Pulse application runs on the JMX Manager node and no JMX authentication is required. You do not need to specify valid JMX credentials to start an embedded Pulse application.
If you host Pulse on a Web Application server (non-embedded mode) and you configure JMX authentication on the VMware GemFire manager node, then the Pulse Web application must authenticate itself with the manager node when it starts. Specify the credentials of a valid JMX user account in the
pulse.properties file, as described in Hosting Pulse on a Web Application Server.
Note: The credentials that you specify must have both read and write privileges in the JMX Manager node. See Configuring a JMX Manager.
Configuring Pulse to Use HTTPS
You can configure Pulse to use HTTPS in either embedded or non-embedded mode.
In non-embedded mode where you are running Pulse on a standalone Web application server, you must use the Web server’s SSL configuration to make the HTTP requests secure.
In embedded mode, VMware GemFire uses an embedded Jetty server to host the
Pulse Web application. To make the embedded server use HTTPS, you must
http SSL component in
See SSL for details on configuring these parameters.
These SSL parameters apply to all HTTP services hosted on the JMX Manager, which includes the following:
- Developer REST API service
- Management REST API service (for remote cluster management)
- Pulse monitoring tool
http SSL component is enabled, all HTTP services become
SSL-enabled and you must configure your client applications
accordingly. For SSL-enabled Pulse, you will need to configure your
browsers with proper certificates.