I finally decided to secure ignition more fully and installed company signed certificates to secure the website so turned on “Use SSL” under Gateway Settings and use 8443. This works great for the website and java webstart however Native Launcher Clients will not take the 8443 port but will use the old unencrypted 8080 port. They will start to launch but will fail with “ValidationException: Unable to communicate with gateway”. Is there a different setting that needs to be set for native client to use the ssl port as well. Do I need to import the company CA into a certificate bundle somewhere?
Tested on Windows 10 with Ignition 7.9.8.