The URL http:// ... is invalid or ArcIMS is not running

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

After enabling Secure Socket Layer(SSL) on the web server, the following error message is displayed when trying to login to ArcIMS Administrator:"The URL http:// ... is invalid or ArcIMS is not running."


Java applications, such as ArcIMS Administrator, do not have a way of adding public/private key pairs and associated certificates automatically. When using a
web browser, the browser identifies the issuing authority and adds it to a list of certificates.

A Java application like ArcIMS Administrator does not have a way to do this automatically.

Solution or Workaround

Use the Key and Certificate Management tool for Java to add the certificate. This utility is included with the Java Development Kit (JDK). See Related Information section below for certificate management tools for Java applications and how to enable administration of an HTTPS site.

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