Configure the Stages Server

Network Configuration

Stages is started on TCP/IP port 8080 and uses HTTP by default. Thus, it can be accessed via the URL http://<servername>:8080/. To use a different port or to use HTTPS as access protocol, change the respective lines in the Tomcat configuration file named <STAGESHOME>/conf/server.xml.

Important: Changing the TCP/IP port or moving the Stages server to a new server machine usually invalidates your license. Please inform Stages support about the change which will grant you an updated license.

To change the HTTP port, change the port number within the following statement:

<Connector port="8080" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192" maxThreads="100"
minSpareThreads="5" maxSpareTHreads="75" enableLookups="true"
redirectPort="8443" acceptCount="100" debug"0" connectionTimeout="60000"/>

For example, to use HTTPS on port 8443, comment out the statement above and enable the statement below:

<Connector port="8443" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192"maxThreads="150"
minSpareThreads="25" maxSpareThreads="75" enableLookups="false"
disableUploadTimeout="true" acceptCount="100" scheme="https" secure="true"
clientAuth="false" sslProtocol="TLS" SSLEnabled="true"
keystoreFile="<path to keystore file>" keystorePass="<password>"/>

Additionally, a JSSE Java library must be installed (which is included starting with JDK 6.0) and a server certificate must be created. A more detailed description for these tasks can also be found in the tomcat server.xml configuration file.