For Transport encryption and authentication it is required to install an X.509 certificate.

There are two approaches for creating an X.509 certificate:

  • Certificate released by an (internal) certification authority (CA)
  • Self-signed certificate

Note: On test environments you can use a self-signed certificate. For production environment it is recommended to use a certificate released by an (internal) certificate authority (CA).

Create X.509 Certificate #

Make sure to have a TLS certificate issued by your IT network team considering the following points:

  • The certificate property “Subject Alternative Name” contains the DNS name of the server on which the Windows service (e.g. Xtract Universal Service or BOARD Connector Service) is running.
  • Place the certificate in the Windows Certificate Store on the machine, on which the Windows service is running.
  • The certificate common name (CN) attribute contains the DNS name of the server.

Tip: To display the Common Name (CN) of the certificate, double-click on the certificate in the Cetrificate Manager and navigate to the Details tab.

Integrate X.509 certificate #

  1. Import the certificate to the Windows Certificate Store using Microsoft Management Console (mmc). In the example shown, the server name is “TODD”: XU-X509-MMC
  2. Reference to the certificate in the Designer under Server > Settings > Tab Web Server > [Select X.509 certificate]. The name of the currently saved certificate is displayed at the bottom of the window. Server-settings_manage Server-settings_manage Server-settings_manage Server-new-start
  3. Confirm with [OK]. The performed changes are activated by restarting the XU server.