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Configure your Firewall

Below is a list of servers and ports used by TimeXtender and ODX Server that should be opened in your firewall settings.

TimeXtender

  • Product Activation via License Key:
    • selfservice.cloudapp.net
    • Port 80
  • Repository Upgrade Web Service:
    • services.timextender.com
    • waws-prod-am2-055.cloudapp.net
    • Port 443
  • Updating CData components:
    • api.timextender.com
    • Port 443
  • Multiple Environment Remote & Local Ports:

ODX Server

  • ODX Server Repository:
    • timextender-repositories.database.windows.net
    • Server is outside Azure (On-Prem): Port 1433 standard for SQL Server
    • Server is Inside Azure: Port range 11000-11999 See Microsoft Doc for more info
  • ODX Secret Validation:
    • timextender-api.azurewebsites.net or api.timextender.com
    • waws-prod-am2-061.cloudapp.net
    • Port 443
  • Updating CData components:
    • api.timextender.com
    • Port 443
  • If using Azure Data Lake Storage
    • <storage account name>.dfs.core.windows.net
    • Port 443
  • If using Azure Data Factory Data Sources
    • management.azure.com
    • Port 443

 

Troubleshooting

You can use the Test-NetConnection command in Windows PowerShell on the application server to test your machines connectivity to the above servers and ports

As an example, you can copy and paste the following command into PowerShell then hit ENTER to execute:

Test-NetConnection timextender-repositories.database.windows.net -Port 1433

Change the Server Name and Port (if necessary) to test any of the above required network connections for TimeXtender. 

This is how the command and results should appear in PowerShell:
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Our activation of the license key is done via SOAP,

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/cossdk/com--soap-service-security-considerations

By default, unencrypted SOAP communications are received at the HTTP port (80) and encrypted SOAP communications are received at the HTTPS port (443). For a client to successfully access an XML web service, any firewalls between the client and the server must be configured to allow TCP SYN packets to reach the appropriate server port. Conversely, to limit access to XML web services, a firewall administrator may choose to close these ports.

So be sure that sort of communications is allowed through the firewall.

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