I have enabled SSL via a reverse proxy for JIRA, and am trying to get Confluence to recognize the Gadgets from JIRA. I have set up the application link using https, and added the JIRA cert to confluence's jre. I am getting an error stating: "Cannot connect to host at https://jiradev.company.com/rest/gadgets/1.0/g/feed." when i try to add the Gadget Feed.
Does anyone know what may be the cause of this?
The true reason i'm trying to do this is because users are having issues adding gadgets to confluence currently via standard http, because confluence is SSL, and some browsers do not display unsecured content so the user doesn't even get the configuration screen for the gadget. So, if there is an easier way to do that, it would solve everything, but i think the only way to accomplish this is have the gadgets use SSL as well.
Please help. Thanks.
This turned out to be an issue with the way the gadgets trusts certificates. Even though the cert is trusted by the cacerts store, it did not allow it since the URL was not in the cert. So, i had to generate a new correct certificate for the JIRA server and use that. I also made sure i set up the application link very basically without any IP patterns or URL patterns. Adding those patterns ended up causing more issues in the logs and problems in the UI as well. So, you have to ensure the server URL is in either the Common Name or in the DNS names in a SAN cert. Then this does work correctly. Even though Application link allows the connection doesn't mean that the external gadgets portion will allow the same SSL cert.
It doesn't seem to be a connectivity issue since the Application Link connects with the other application just fine. How would it be a firewall rule if the URL in the gadget feed is https and we have the application link configured with https? I also don't even think that we have a firewall between these 2 systems at all.
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