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Controller Web Settings

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2020 08:24

Web Settings

/admin > Web

Self-Hosted customers will need to configure these setting before using the web modules of the program. For a Centralized and Distributed catalogs, these settings apply to all sitesA Cloud-Hosted customer doesn't have the web settings interface in the administration module because their data is hosted on a designated COMPanion server.

Alexandria uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) for secure web communications. These settings allow you to configure the certificates, ports, and server domain names that Alexandria uses to communicate with web browsers. When you save changes to this window, the Data Station will apply your new settings and restart web services. 


Settings

Alexandria uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) for secure web communications.

When it comes to TLS certificates, “file specifications” stand for the correct (and required) directory location, file name, and file extension (e.g. C:\Program Data\Alexandria Support\SSL\*.pem) of your keys/certificates on the Data Station. Accurate file specifications must be provided in order for the key/certificates to be accessed.

  • Server Domain Name. Enter the domain name or IP address that connects to your Data Station.
  • Port ID. Enter the port number that Alexandria uses to access the web service. This is typically port 80 or 8080.
  • Allow Non-Secure Connections. Uncheck this box if you want to maintain secure web communications. (optional)
  • Secure Port ID. Enter the port number used for the secure web interface. The default is 443.
  • Private Key. Enter the private key password, if required. (optional)
  • Verify Private Key Password. Enter the private password again to verify it. (optional)
  • Path to Private Key. Enter the file name and location of the Data Station’s private key.  (optional)
    • The file name and location may be entered or changed manually on a connected Web or Librarian Workstation, but it must follow the correct file specifications.

    • Only certificates in PEM format are recognized. (optional)

  • Path to Certificate. Enter the file name and location of the Data Station’s public certificate. 
    • The file name and location may be entered or changed manually on a connected Web or Librarian Workstation, but it must follow the correct file specifications.

    • Only certificates in PEM format are recognized. (optional)

  • Path to Chain. Enter the file name and location of the Data Station’s chain file.

    • The file name and location may be entered or changed manually on a connected Web or Librarian Workstation, but it must follow the correct file specifications.

    • Only certificates in PEM format are recognized. (optional)


  • SIP2 Port ID. Enter the port number used for the SIP2 communications. The default is 6001.
  • Use Secure SIP2 Connection. Enable this setting if you're using a Secure SIP2 Connection

PEM Format

The PEM format (Privacy Enhanced Mail), an early standard for securing electronic email; the PEM format is not widely adopted as an internet mail standard.

Generate Certificates
  • Create Temporary Certificate. This creates a temporary private key and public certificate from Alexandria’s registration information then saved to to the SSL folder in the Alexandria Support folder, even if the Path to Certificate that you entered is different than the SSL folder. They expire 365 days after creation.
  • Generate Certificate Signing Request. This creates a request for a certificate. This request can be sent to a certificate authority.


Important

The Microsoft Certificate Server is not supported. You will need to use a code signing authority such as GoDaddy™, Comodo ©, or VeriSign™.