Encryption Certificates are used by HTTP interfaces both when sending, and receiving, messages

Creating Encryption Certificates

  1. Click on Administration in the navigation bar
  2. Choose the Utilities tab
  3. Click the Certificate button, and fill out the following details:

    Field    Description
    Certificate Name    The name of the certificate will appear in the Encryption section of the HTTP interface settings.
    Certificate Description    Certificate description, included inside the certificate document
    Seed File    The seed file is used to set the random number generator. The seed file must be greater then 18K in size, located on the workstation that the HL7Connect service is running on. it is best to use a file that contains sufficient entropy, as the file is compressed. Image files are are good candidate for use as a seed file.

    Therefore, text files need to be very large (usually over 200K in size) while picture files such as JPEGs and GIFs can be between 8 and 100K in size.

    NOTE: Several levels of randomisation with current time and date are used to generate each certificate, so even if you use the same seed file, you will not be able to recreate a certificate.

  4. Click on Generate Certificate
  5. You will be asked if you would like to open the certificate in it's current position or if you would like to save it to disk
  6. Save the file to a location
  7. Once the certificate has been loaded into the appropriate HTTP interface, the certificate can be removed from the directory and archived to a safe place.


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Keywords: Encryption, Certificates