Setting Up SSL for Sisense Linux

In Sisense, SSL secures the link between Sisense and your users’ browsers (where dashboards are created and viewed). With SSL in place, you can access Sisense via an HTTPS secure connection, which is password protected. This is recommended when you want users to be able to access dashboards from outside the organization.

To set up SSL:

  1. Open the relevant configuration yaml for your deployment. The instructions for deploying Sisense through the configuration yaml can be found here.
  2. Enter values for the following parameters:
    is_ssl: Set the value to true.
    ssl_key_path: Enter the path of key certificate file.
    ssl_cer_path: Enter the path of your cer certificate file.
    application_dns_name: Enter the common name (CN), or Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN), of your SSL host, for example, "test.sisense.com".
  3. Configure the local hostname file in your source machine where you connect from to identify the new application endpoint:
    In Linux:
    Run the command
    vim /etc/hosts and add IP-ADDRESS HOSTNAME
    In Windows:
    In a text editor, open the hosts file located in:
    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
    Make the necessary changes to the file.
    Save your changes.
  4. In your browser, access the server with the domain name configured in the hosts file.