Setting up the embedded web server
The embedded web server is called Bramaputra, and it is a full-fledged, ISAPI-compliant web (HTTP) server which is part of the Yap! executable.
This lets you control Yap! remotely, using a web browser. In the following description, we will assume that Yap! is in the C:\Yap directory.Port=(any port, like 80; the default is 8087)
Root=(the full path of the directory where index.html is stored; the default is the www dir under the executable's dir).
DefaultIndex=(name of the default index file; the "default's default" is index.html)
Realm=(name of the authentication realm: e.g. yap)
Edit the file yap.ini, section [WebServer]:
If you enter Realm=yap, then you'll have to create or edit a file named yap.users in the [/] section, with a list of users in the form userid=password, one per each row.
When you are ready, you may start your browser locally on the machine that is hosting Yap!, and point to http://localhost:8087/
If you edit the HTML files with an editor, you will find that they are substantial HTML code with some
special added tags. A special tag has the form <!--#MyTag-->. When one of these tags is encountered, it is substituted textually with a context-dependent, dynamically generated string, and in the meanwhile, Yap! may perform a custom action.
You may change and move anything, to customize the web pages. However, we suggest
you use caution in moving the tags, because they have a functional role in Yap!.
Using Yap! to build an SSL channel
Yap! can leverage the Indy 9 facilities to build an SSL channel. All you have to do is:
Download the ssleay32.dll and libeay32.dll (free SSL handlers); though we can't give you the details, you will find links and info in the Indy Site. Oh well, the link is Intelicom in Slovenia (http://www.intelicom.si/english.html).
Obtain a digital ceritificate (or generate it by yourself) following the instructions of Intelicom.
Edit the SSL.ini file with the path to the certificate files.
After this procedure is complete, you may open a clear connection which may be redirected with SSL support.