How to add a Java Exception for IPMI / DRAC

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Introduction

This article shows how to add a site exception to Java so that you can connect to the Java based KVM console used by Supermicro IPMI and Dell DRAC systems.

Java complains about the security of the consoles because they use an unverified, self-signed SSL certificate to encrypt communication between the console window and the BMC.

Steps

To add an exception manually, follow these steps

  1. Search Start for Configure Java or search for Java in Control Panel

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  2. Click the Security tab and click Edit Site List
  3. Click Add and type HTTP followed by the IP or hostname you are connecting to. Do the same for HTTPS
  4. Click Ok, Then Ok again to close Java

 Now instead of being denied access to the Java console, you should receive a Warning. Just accept the warning to bypass it and it'll connect.

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