Turn off SSL for WCI Configuration Manager

Not happy with that extra click accepting the busted SSL certificate in the ALUI/WCI Configuration Manager? Yeah, me too – that’s like, 47 milliseconds a day of wasted time each day that I’ll never get back:

So, spend 47 seconds to activate HTTP by editing this value in %PT_HOME%\configmgr\2.0\settings\config\private.xml:

<setting name="EAS:httpEnabled">
<value xsi:type="xsd:boolean">true</value>
</setting>

Viola! You now don’t have to use SSL to access the configuration manager. In 1,000 days, your 47 second time investment of time will have paid off:

BTW, you should probably just set the “BEA AL Configuration Manager” service to manual to save a couple megamajigs of RAM – once things are set up you shouldn’t bother leaving the service running anyway.

Oh, and don’t bother wasting the additional 5 minutes trying to turn on Basic Authentication because you think all the cool kids are doing it. That janx don’t work:

<!-- Authentication type. Should be blank for none, and set to either "JAAS" or "BASIC" if enabled. -->
<setting name="EAS:authType">
<value xsi:type="xsd:string">BASIC</value>
</setting>
<!-- EAS:basicAuthUser = username of the sole user allowed to access this server. Note: This user is given the role EAS:name iff authtype == "BASIC" then this setting takes effect -->
<setting name="EAS:basicAuthUser">
<value xsi:type="xsd:string">user</value>
</setting>
<!-- EAS:basicAuthUser = password of the sole user allowed to access this server. Note: This user is given the role EAS:name iff authtype == "BASIC" then this setting takes effect -->
<setting name="EAS:basicAuthPassword">
<value xsi:type="xsd:string">password</value>
</setting>

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