Enabling HSTS

System Administrator Guide for VSP E990 and VSP G130, G/F350, G/F370, G/F700, G/F900

Version
88-08-0x
Audience
anonymous
Part Number
MK-97HM85028-11

HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is a security mechanism that informs web browsers they can communicate with web servers only through secured HTTPS connections. Use the following procedure to enable HSTS.
CAUTION:
If you enable HSTS, you might not be able to use HTTP for connection to Device Manager - Storage Navigator. In this case, use HTTPS for connection to Device Manager - Storage Navigator.
  1. On the SVP, open a command prompt with administrator permissions.
  2. Move the current directory to the folder containing the setting tool.
  3. Execute the following command:
    cd /d C:\Mapp\wk\Supervisor\MappIniSet
    MappHstsEnable.bat
    
    Note: C:\Mapp: indicates the installation directory of the storage management software and SVP software. If you specified a different installation directory, replace C:\Mapp with the specified installation directory.
  4. When prompted, press any key to continue.
  5. To verify that HSTS is enabled, execute the following command:
    MappHstsState.bat
    • If "hsts=on" appears, HSTS is enabled. Press the Enter key, and then go to the next step.
    • If "hsts=off" appears, HSTS is not enabled. Press the Enter key, and then go back to step 3.
    • If a message indicating that the specified file could not be found appears, the HSTS settings failed. Press the Enter key, and then go back to step 3.
  6. Close the command prompt window.