Configuring Components

Running the Security Proxy

After you have created a file for the proxy server computer, follow these steps to run the security proxy server and to enable encrypted connections from Reflection terminal sessions.

Starting the Security Proxy Server


If you use the automatic installation process on computers running Windows NT and above, you can choose to install the servlet runner as an NT service, in which case the servlet runner starts automatically. You can start or stop the service by going to Windows Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services, and selecting Reflection Security Proxy.

If you use the automatic installation process but do not choose to install the security proxy server as an NT service, follow these steps to run the security proxy server:

  1. Go to Start > Programs > Attachmate Reflection Administrator and click Start Security Proxy.

  2. Enter the path to the file or accept the default. If you installed in the default folder in Windows, for example, the default path is:

    c:\Program  Files\ReflectionServer\securityproxy\conf\

  3. Click Next. A Command Prompt window opens, and the message Proxy Server Initialized appears.

If you installed the security proxy server using the archive file and completed the initial configuration, from a command window run SecurityProxy.bat.

  1. In a Command Prompt window, navigate to [installation path]\securityproxy\bin\.

  2. Enter SecurityProxy.bat ..\conf\

  3. The message Proxy Server Initialized appears.

UNIX or Linux Platforms

To run the file located in the [installation path]/securityproxy/bin/ directory, from a terminal window enter:

    ./ start

Automatically Starting and Stopping the Security Proxy on UNIX or Linux

Follow these steps to start or stop the proxy at system Startup or Shutdown.

  1. In a text editor, open, a shell script located in this folder:

         [installation path]/securityproxy/bin/

  2. Edit the script to set the required variables described in the file:

         WRQ_PROXY_HOME (must be an absolute path)

  3. Save the revised and copy it to


  4. Modify the following steps according to your operating system.

As a result, when the UNIX or Linux system is started or shut down, the proxy server automatically starts or stops.

Security Proxy Server Options

If you run the security proxy server from the command line or from a Command Prompt, these command line options are available:

Parameter Description
-s Suppresses the copyright and initialization messages that appear when the security proxy server starts.
-noAlerts Prevents the security proxy server from sending SSL alert messages. This can help to increase security by hiding the protocol that the server uses.
-locale [en|fr|de|ja] Specifies the language—English, French, German, or Japanese—used for output messages.

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