Changing the SSL port assignment

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Changing the SSL port assignment

You may be required to change the default SSL port assignment if the default SSL port is not available.

You must first verify that the new SSL port that you choose is unused.

See Verifying port availability.

To change the SSL port assignment

  1. In a text editor, open the following file:


  2. Edit the string, Listen 443 with the new port number. For instance, if the new port number is 53300, the edited string becomes Listen 53300.

  3. Save the file and close the text editor.

  4. Restart the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

  5. To verify that the new port works correctly, in a Web browser, enter the following URL:

    https://ServerHostName:<new port number>/secars/secars.dll?hello,secars

    In the URL, ServerHostName is the computer name for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. If the word "hello" is displayed, the port change is successful. If a page error is displayed, repeat the first steps and verify that the string is formatted correctly. Also check that you enter the URL correctly.

  6. In the console, on the Policies tab, click Policy Components > Management Server Lists.

  7. In the management server list, click on the management server being configured to use SSL and then click Edit.

  8. In the Edit Management Server window, click Customize HTTPS port and then enter the new port number.

  9. Click OK.

    See Enabling SSL communication between the management server and the client.

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