Preparing the Firewall Settings on your NSS Servers

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The connections and network calls used by NSS require certain ports to be opened in the firewall. You can either open these ports individually, or you can disable the firewall capability on you NSS application server(s).

You must make these changes on each of your NSS servers.

OPTION 1: OPENING PORTS

1 Go to Start > Windows Firewall with Advanced Security > Inbound Rules and click on New Rule. Firewall Setup - Port Rules Step 1
2 Select Port and click Next. Firewall Setup - Port Rules Step 2
3 Enter the ports that NSS uses by following the Ports Used by NSS guide. Click Next when done.

You only need to specify the ports that correlate to the features of NSS that you will be using in your environment.

Firewall Setup - Port Rules Step 3
4 Select the Allow the connection option and click Next. Firewall Setup - Port Rules Step 4
5 Make sure that all profiles are checked and click Next. Firewall Setup - Port Rules Step 5
6 Enter a Name and Description for the rule and click Finish. Firewall Setup - Port Rules Step 6
7 Verify that you have an Inbound rule for the ports that you just created. Firewall Setup - Port Rules Step 7
8 Repeat all steps for Outbound rules

OPTION 2: DISABLING THE FIREWALL

1 Go to Start > Windows Firewall and click on Turn Windows firewall on or off. Firewall Setup - Disable Firewall Step 1
2 Select Turn off Windows Firewall for all three profiles and click Ok. Firewall Setup - Disable Firewall Step 2

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