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https base URL

Postby Harold » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:35 am

One of our data providers has a base URL in the format https://<URL>. We can see the output fine over the web, but when trying to register the archive with harvester2, we get an error: The specified OAI URL is not valid. Please check the URL and try again. Presumably the secure http is behind the validation error. Any suggestions as to how we can overcome this?

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Re: https base URL

Postby Rob » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:03 am

I'm having the same problem as Harold regarding base URLs which begin with https.

Can I confirm whether the Harvester 2 software supports the use of https?


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Re: https base URL

Postby mj » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:09 pm

Hi Rob, Harold,

The Harvester should be able to harvest over HTTPS like any PHP application, but there may be a few issues that can cause problems:

- depending on how the archive you're trying to harvest has configured their SSL certificate, the Harvester may not be able to verify the SSL connection (eg. in the case of a self-signed certificate)
- you must be certain that your PHP installation that the Harvester is running on has SSL wrappers enabled (you can check this with phpinfo(), typically it's the "openssl" extension; on IIS this requires php_openssl.dll)

I would start with checking that your PHP version is 4.3 or greater, and that you have SSL enabled. If you're still seeing the issue beyond this, then please let me know.

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Re: https base URL

Postby Harold » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:05 am

Thanks - we do have SSL enabled, so we will now look to the data provider. You've been very helpful again.
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