Enabling HTTP

By default, Qlik NPrinting is configured to use HTTPS for connections with its user interfaces. Qlik NPrinting can be enabled to use HTTP for its connections, but HTTPS is the recommended configuration.

Warning: If you use HTTP instead of HTTPS the data transmitted will not be encrypted. This can pose a security risk.

You can enable HTTP for the NewsStand, for the Qlik NPrinting web console, or for both.

Enabling HTTP for the NewsStand

This procedure enables the use of HTTP for connections with the NewsStand.

Do the following:

  1. Connect to the computer where Qlik NPrinting Server is installed with a user with administrator rights.
  2. Stop the Qlik NPrinting web engine Windows service.
  3. Open the NewsStand configuration file %ProgramData%\NPrinting\newsstandproxy\app.conf in your preferred text editor.
  4. Change the default value of #http.ssl=true to http.ssl=false. Delete the # character at the beginning of the string.
  5. Change the default value of #cookie.secure=true to cookie.secure=false. Delete the # character at the beginning of the string.
  6. Save the configuration file.
  7. Restart the Qlik NPrinting web engine Windows service.
  8. Open the NewsStand by opening the URL http://YourServer:4994.

    Note:

    Using https:// in the URL does not work after changing the configuration to enable HTTP.

Enabling HTTP for the Qlik NPrinting web console

This procedure enables the use of HTTP for connections with the Qlik NPrinting web console.

Do the following:

  1. Connect to the computer where Qlik NPrinting Server is installed with a user with administrator rights.
  2. Stop the Qlik NPrinting web engine Windows service.
  3. Open the NewsStand configuration file %ProgramData%\NPrinting\webconsoleproxy\app.conf in your preferred text editor.
  4. Change the default value of #http.ssl=true to http.ssl=false.
  5. Change the default value of #cookie.secure=true to cookie.secure=false.
  6. Save the configuration file.
  7. Restart the Qlik NPrinting web engine Windows service.
  8. Open the Qlik NPrinting web console by opening the URL http://YourServer:4993.

    Note:

    Using https:// in the URL does not work after changing the configuration to enable HTTP.

Supported protocols for connecting Qlik NPrinting to Qlik Sense ServerĀ 

The following are the supported scenarios for connecting Qlik NPrinting to Qlik Sense Server:

  • If Qlik Sense Server is configured to use HTTPS protocol, Qlik NPrinting connection must use HTTPS as well.

    Qlik NPrinting connection/Qlik Sense Server: HTTPS/HTTPS.

  • If Qlik Sense Server is configured to use HTTP protocol, Qlik NPrinting connection can use either HTTPS or HTTP.

    Qlik NPrinting connection/Qlik Sense Server: HTTPS/HTTP.

    Qlik NPrinting connection/Qlik Sense Server: HTTP/HTTP.

Note: If Qlik Sense Server is configured to use HTTPS protocol, using an HTTP protocol for Qlik NPrinting connection is not supported. This scenario causes the connection between Qlik NPrinting and Qlik Sense Server to fail. A server using HTTPS protocol cannot accept an HTTP connection for security reasons.
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