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Status Submitted
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Components Other
Created by Guest
Created on May 7, 2023

Improve Jupyter Notebooks behaviour to allow SSL only at the Gateway.

In earlier 11.2.x versions (pre-11.2.3), it was possible to enable SSL on the Optional Gateway, but still be able to access Jupyter Notebooks via both the Gateway and (non-SSL) dispatcher, as the communication between the Dispatcher and Jupyter was non-SSL.

Since 11.2.3 or 11.2.4, a change was made which forces Jupyter to rely on the protocol in the Gateway URI, so if the Gateway is https, you cannot access the http dispatcher and connect successfully to Jupyter (rejected as a potential XSS). Ideally, the server should be able to handle referrals from the Gateway, and Registered Dispatchers, regardless of protocol

While this technically meets the documentation statement that "If the Cognos Analytics server is secured with SSL, then the Jupyter Notebook server must also be secured with SSL.", it did change previously-existing behaviour, and imposes a requirement that customers implement end-to-end SSL where there is a need to be able to access the environment via SSL Gateway, and non-SSL Dispatcher.

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)