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You can use a secured HTTPS connection either by setting up a reverse proxy or by changing parameters in Squash TM. Henix recommends that you set up a reverse proxy.

Reverse Proxy

If you want to use an HTTPS connection, Henix recommends that you use the Apache HTTPd reverse proxy that is installed on the server hosting Squash TM. Henix recommends that you use the apache server 2.4's branch with mod_proxy and mod_rewrite configure to force a https connection.

Here is an example to adapt:

<VirtualHost *:443>
SSLEngine on
SSLProxyEngine on
ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/myhost_error.log
DocumentRoot /var/www
            # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
            # alert, emerg.
LogLevel warn
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/myhost_access.log combined
SSLCertificateFile    /etc/ssl/mon-certificat-serveur.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/private/ma-clef-privee.key

ProxyPreserveHost On
ProxyPass /squash http://localhost:8080/squash
ProxyPassReverse /squash http://localhost:8080/squash

If some Squash TM URLs are still in http afterwards (Requirements Workspaces, URLs in APIs or in description fields in Issues), you must force their rewriting by following the example hereunder:

RewriteLog rewrite.log
RewriteLogLevel 0
<Location />
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !^on$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} (^.*)$ [NC]
RewriteRule . https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}  [L]


If in Squash TM, a plugin that connects to a tool configured in https is installed, you must authorize https connections between the Squash TM server and the third-party-tool server. For this, save the third-party certificate in Squash TM's JVM truststore. To learn more, please visit the page Connect to a third-party tool in https.

Activate HTTPS in Squash TM without Reverse Proxy

To activate HTTPS directly in Squash TM's embedded tomcat, you must add the following information to the file ‘conf/’:

server.ssl.key-store=<chemin du keystore>
server.ssl.key-store-password=<mot de passe du keystore>
server.ssl.key-password=<mot de passe du certificat serveur>
server.ssl.key-alias=<mot de passe>

In the file bin\, you must enter the variable HTTP_PORT as follows:



Once you this parameter is set up, the app only works in https. In other words, if the user enters http://..., the URL will not be automatically redirected.


You must create a keystore beforehand. To generate/manipulate a keystore in JKS format (Java KeyStore), you can find Java Keytool commands here.

Connect Squash TM to a PostgreSQL in SSL Mode

For Squash TM to connect in SSL mode to a PostgreSQL database, in Squash TM's startup file bin/startup, you must add ?sslmode=require at the end of the line DB_URL. This is applies no matter what installation or version you have.