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Bind ADSelfService Plus to run on a specific virtual IP address

Description

You can configure ADSelfService Plus to run on specific IP address.

Resolution

Step 1: Create a virtual IP Address on the machine where ADSelfService Plus is running.

  • Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Open Network connection
  • Right click Local Area connection and select Properties
  • In the dialog box that opens, select Internet Protocol Version 4 [TCP/IPv4] and click Properties
  • Click Advanced
  • Under IP addresses, click Add and set a new IP Address

Step 2: Bind ADSelfService Plus to specific IP address

  • Stop ADSelfService Plus
    • Start --> All Programs --> ADSelfService Plus --> Stop ADSelfService Plus
    • If you have installed ADSelfService Plus as a service, then stop the service (Start --> Run --> type Services.msc --> Stop ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus)
  • Open the file system_properties.conf using a text editor of your choice (take a backup of the file before editing it) which can be found in <install_dir>/conf (By default: C:\ManageEngine\ADSelfService Plus\conf) and add the entry provided below:
    bindaddress=<ip address>
  • E.g.: bindaddress=192.168.111.162

  • Save the file

Step 3: Bind IIS to specific IP address:

If the machine in which ADSelfService Plus has been installed is also running IIS, then follow the steps given below:

  • Open Command Prompt (Start --> Run --> Type cmd and click OK)
  • Execute the following command:
  • netsh http add iplisten ipaddress=<Ip address>

  • Restart IIS

Step 4: Change the port number in ADSelfService Plus to use the default port:

  • Backup server.xml file located at <installation_dir>\conf (By default: C:\ManageEngine\ADSelfService Plus\conf) folder
  • Login to ADSelfService Plus
  • Navigate to Admin --> Product Settings --> Connection
  • Change ADSelfService Plus Port [http] to 80
  • If you have SSL [https] enabled, then set its port no to 443
  • Click Save
  • Now Start ADSelfService Plus and then check whether you are able to access the product by typing the URL as http://<Ip_address> (Example: http://172.16.12.3)
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