How do I convert a public key into a .cer, .der or .p7b file?

Some trading partners may issue a public certificate in a .txt format and do not communicate what certificate type it is.  One simple way to get the certificate into the format you require is it import the .txt file into Google Chrome then export it as the format you desire.

How do you execute a BridgeGate HTTP workflow using Portal User Authentication?

Our clients Authenticate and execute BridgeGateHTTP workflows using the Portal User Name and Password (over HTTPS ) two different ways.

First, and less common, they include the respectful key/value pairs in the URL &userName=[USER]&password=[PWD]. 

Second, they include HTTP header values as seen in the screen shot below.

The portal user must have BridgeGateHTTP Protocol security set.  If the Get Data is set to ‘Authenticate’ checked, it will require the Portal username/password.  If Authenticate is not checked, it will execute the workflow with no portal login validation.

If the BridgeGateHTTP workflow is set to authenticate and the credentials are not included, incorrect, or does not have the appropriate security permissions (BridgeGateHTTP) the client will receive a 403 error.

HTTP Status 403 – Authentication Credentials not found

HTTP Status 403 – Incorrect Login and/or Password

After upgrading Java I can’t connect to https that use SHA1

Oracle’s latest java updates won’t let you connect to https sites whose certificates use SHA1.  The fix is to modify the file called:
Edit the line:
jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms=MD2, MD5, SHA1 jdkCA & usage TLSServer, \
jdk.certpath.disabledAlgorithms=MD2, MD5, \
i.e: Remove the part: “SHA1 jdkCA & usage TLSServer, “: