Learn the basics of installing, configuring, and securing HP iTP WebServer solutions along with the management procedures needed to support the operation of the iTP WebServer. Hands-on lab exercises give you programming experience in the iTP WebServer environment. This four-day course is 60 percent lecture and 40 percent hands-on labs using HP NonStop servers.

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A working knowledge of C or C and Java programming languages


Personnel involved with installation, management, programming, and support of the iTP WebServer and applications developed in the iTP WebServer environment

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Delegates will learn how to

  • Explain the development of commercial data processing on the Internet
  • Describe the basic features of World Wide Web technology
  • Configure a basic iTP WebServer file server environment
  • Alter the basic configuration to enable advanced control options in the iTP WebServer
  • Enhance the environment to perform secure transactions using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol
  • Manage and control the operation of the iTP WebServer environment
  • Describe the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) standard for interfacing with web servers, the HP Pathway CGI implementation, and the differences between the two approaches
  • Describe the implementation of Java servlets and Java Server Pages (JSPs) and how they differ from generic CGI and Pathway CGI
  • Code, compile, deploy, and execute Java servlets and JSPs in the iTP WebServer environment using the Apache Tomcat container
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Module 1 - Web Technology on the Internet

  • Origin of the Internet
  • Packet switching
  • ARPAnet
  • Emergence of international operations
  • Creation of a common protocol
  • TCP/IP addresses and domains
  • The World Wide Web
  • Transaction classes - the new model

Module 2 - TS/MP and iTP WebServer

  • Major design goals for NonStop systems
  • NonStop system - layered environment
  • TS/MP environment
  • Server class concept
  • Distributed TS/MP implementation
  • Pathway/TS product
  • Client/server using RSC and TS/MP products
  • iTP WebServer architecture
  • iTP WebServer and iTP active transaction pages
  • Application migration
  • Migrating client/server applications

Module 3 - iTP WebServer Functions and

  • Basic file server
  • File content - useful.html
  • Browser processing of HTML documents
  • Generic CGI processing
  • CGI script - hello.cgi
  • Pathway legacy systems
  • Java servlets
  • Active Transaction Pages (ATP) applications
  • Resource Locator Service (RLS)
  • Anonymous ticketing

Module 4 - Security Considerations

  • Existing private networks
  • Intercompany communication
  • Applications on the Internet
  • Problems for commercial use of the internet
  • Message security - encryption methods
  • Encryption algorithms
  • Relative speed
  • Certificate Authorities (CAs)
  • Using the certificate
  • Emerging Internet standards for WWW
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Private Communication Technology (PCT) protocol
  • iTP WebServer support
  • Atalla WebSafe Internet security processor
  • iTP WebServer/Atalla WebSafe Internet security processor integration

Module 5 - Preinstallation Planning

  • Hardware and software requirements
  • Checking product files
  • System checks - DNR, TCP/IP, and OSS
  • Safeguard subsystem considerations
  • TF and SQL/MP environments
  • Java development kit requirement

Module 6 - Installation

  • Installing iTP WebServer software
  • Out-of-box installation
  • setup script
  • Administration server overview
  • setup script dialog
  • Administration server
  • iTP WebServer environment
  • Standard commands
  • EMS template installation
  • Installing and configuring the RLS
  • Lab: basic installation

Module 7 - Configuration

  • iTP WebServer PATHMON configuration
  • TS/MP component configuration
  • Server class configurations
  • Overriding server class parameters
  • Accept directive
  • Logging function and modes
  • Log file content
  • Selecting log format
  • Logging domain names - reverselookup
  • Finding content files
  • Mapping URLs to OSS files
  • Partitioning content using filemap
  • Mapping URLs to Guardian file space
  • Returning default HTML documents
  • Region commands
  • Automatic directory indexing
  • Requiring a password
  • User ID and password prompts
  • Virtual host support
  • Defining server messages
  • Customized message display
  • Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
  • (MIME)
  • iTP WebServer MIME types
  • Standard MIME types for iTP WebServer
  • Processing local server class and generic-CGI requests
  • Processing requests for other environments
  • Running with Guardian files and commands
  • Server-side includes
  • Lab: customized installation

Module 8 - Configuring for Security

  • Basic security
  • Configuring for SSL and PCT
  • AcceptSecureTransport - other options
  • Distinguished Names (DNs)
  • Certificates
  • Obtaining a certificate
  • Creating a public/private key pair
  • keyadmin command output
  • Certificate request message
  • Installing the certificate
  • Certificate record
  • RequireSecureTransport for secure access
  • Hardware encryption with WebSafe2
  • Internet security processor
  • Enabling hardware encryption
  • Installing and configuring the WID
  • The WebSafe2 Internet security processor
  • The make_key_websafe utility
  • How hardware encryption works
  • Lab: security

Module 9 - Additional Management Issues

  • Log-file maintenance
  • Improving DNS performance
  • TS/MP management
  • Checking status and server class status
  • Displaying server configuration
  • Performance - server statistics
  • PATHMON status
  • Controlling TS/MP logging
  • Using command files for configuration
  • Extended configuration from the OSS environment
  • Viewing EMS log files
  • Lab: pathway demonstration

Module 10 - Pathway CGI Programming

  • Generic CGI processing
  • CGI environment variables
  • Generic CGI performance
  • Default MIME type
  • Pathway CGI implementation and procedures
  • Automatic form decoding
  • Processing input in a pathway CGI program
  • HTML form
  • Structured database access
  • Pathway CGI coding considerations
  • Maintaining context
  • Configuring a pathway CGI server class
  • Using MIME types
  • Security design considerations

Module 11 - Java Servlets and JSP

  • Introduction to Java
  • iTP secure WebServer servlet architecture
  • Java servlet implementation
  • Java development kit directory structure
  • Java compilation
  • Java servlet standard API and code
  • JDBC transaction drivers
  • Transaction unaware driver
  • ddl2java tool and using ddl2java
  • JPathsend
  • Installing NonStop Servlets for JavaServer Pages (NSJSP)
  • setup script
  • Directory and configuration overview
  • Configuring the servlet server class
  • Java Server Pages (JSP)
  • Lab: Java servlet and JSP programming

Onsite Delivery Equipment Requirements:

  • NonStop H-series server
  • 30 MB of memory per student (plus swap space for one NonStop TS/MP application per student)
  • Appropriate Ethernet controller

Server Software Requirements:

  • NonStop server requirements:
    • -H06.16 or later version of the NonStop operating system
    • iTP secure WebServer (exportable) version 6 or greater (SJ99V6 or greater)
    • - NonStop Server for Java, SDK 1.5.2 or greater (HSJ96V5A or greater)
    • NonStop Servlets for JavaServer Pages
    • (HSJ88V6 or greater)
    • NonStop TM/MP, NonStop SQL/MP,
    • Safeguard, OSS, and NonStop TS/MP applications
  • TCP/IP
  • LAN access to the Internet is preferred

Client Hardware Requirements:

  • PC with minimum of:
    • 256 Mhz processor
    • 64 MB of RAM
    • Hard drive with 20 MB free space

Client Softwre Requirements:

  • Windows operating system
  • Outside View or other 6530 and VT
  • 100 emulator
  • TCP/IP stack (preferably Microsoft)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer browser software
  • All workstations must have TCP/IP addresses
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