Enables secure admin (if it is not already enabled), optionally changing the alias used for DAS-to-instance admin messages or the alias used for instance-to-DAS admin messages.


asadmin [asadmin-options] enable-secure-admin [--help]


The enable-secure-admin subcommand causes the DAS and the instances in the domain to use SSL certificates for encrypting the messages they send to each other. This subcommand also allows the DAS to accept administration messages from remote admin clients such as the asadmin utility and IDEs.

You must restart any running servers in the domain after you enable or disable secure admin. It is simpler to enable or disable secure admin with only the DAS running, then restart the DAS, and then start any other instances.

By default, when secure admin is enabled the DAS and the instances use these SSL certificates to authenticate to each other as security "principals" and to authorize admin access. The --asadminalias value indicates to the DAS which SSL certificate it should use to identify itself to the instances. The --instancealias value determines for instances which SSL certificate they should use to identify themselves to the DAS.

The enable-secure-admin subcommand fails if any administrative user in the domain has a blank password.

Alternatively, you can use the enable-secure-admin-internal-user subcommand to cause the servers to identify themselves using a secure admin user name and password.



Options for the asadmin utility. For information about these options, see the link:Technical Documentation/Payara Server Documentation/Command Reference/asadmin#asadmin-1m[asadmin] help page.


Displays the help text for the subcommand.


The alias that refers to the SSL/TLS certificate on the DAS. This alias is used by the DAS to identify itself to instances. The default value is s1as.


The alias that refers to the SSL/TLS certificate on the instances. This alias is used by the instances to identify themselves to the DAS. The default value is glassfish-instance.


Example 1 Enabling secure admin for a domain

The following example shows how to enable secure admin for a domain using an admin alias adtest and an instance alias intest

asadmin> enable-secure-admin --adminalias adtest --instancealias intest

Command enable-secure-admin executed successfully.

Exit Status


subcommand executed successfully


error in executing the subcommand

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