Install the Edge Encryption proxy server

Install the Edge Encryption proxy on a Windows or Linux computer.

  1. Download the Edge Encryption proxy server installer.
  2. Open the Edge Encryption proxy installer.
    Note: If installing on a Windows machine, you must run the installer as Administrator.
    1. To run the installer as Administrator on a Windows machine, right-click the Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
    2. From the command line, navigate to the directory that contains the downloaded .jar file.
    3. Run the following command: java -jar <file name>.jar.
    Figure 1. Edge Encryption proxy installer
  3. To install a new proxy server, select Install New.
    If a proxy is already installed, you can run the installer to:
    • Verify Installation: Perform tests to detect and fix issues in a previous installation.
    • Reinstall Existing: Perform tests to detect and fix issues in a previous installation and view or modify existing settings.
  4. Configure the Installation Location and Target ServiceNow Instance.
    1. Click Browse to select an installation location or manually enter an installation path.
    2. Enter the URL of the target ServiceNow instance. Include the protocol and port number.
      https://example.servicenow.com:443
    3. Enter the user name and password for a user with the edge_encryption role on the target ServiceNow instance.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Configure the Connection Settings and Proxy Settings.
    Setting Description
    Proxy Host

    Fully qualified domain name of the machine on which you are installing the proxy server.

    Note: Click Detect FQDN to look up the machine's fully qualified domain name and auto-populate the Proxy Host field.

    Along with the port, this property defines the URL used by the client to access the proxy server.

    HTTP Port Port on the proxy for HTTP communication.
    HTTPS Port Port on the proxy for HTTPS communication.
    Proxy Name Name of the proxy and the service. The proxy name must be unique.
    Proxy Poll Interval

    Poll interval in seconds. With the default setting, it takes 5 seconds for the proxy to learn of encryption configuration changes. Larger values cause the instance to take longer to detect proxies that have come online.

    Note: Changing the default setting of the Proxy Poll Interval can result in detection delays when a proxy comes online.
    Proxy Keep-Alive Ping Interval Time in seconds between pings issued by the proxy to the instance. Pings are issued periodically to verify connectivity between the proxy and the instance. The default value is 10. The minimum value is 5.
  7. Click Install.
    The Edge Encryption proxy server installs. The installation may take a few minutes.