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Securing data transmission between GridVis® Service and web browser

The data transfer between the GridVis® Service and the web browser can be encrypted using an SSL certificate. The certificate must be in p12 or pfx format. If necessary, contact your IT department.


Enabling encryption

  1. Copy the certificate file to the configuration directory of the GridVis® Service. By default, this directory is C:\GridVisData.

  2. Rename the file as ssl. Note that the file must not have a file extension.

  3. Restart the GridVis® Service.
  4. If the certificate is not password protected, the GridVis® Service is now accessible only via an HTTPS connection in the web browser. Example:
    http://[Web address]:8080 is no longer accessible.
    https://[Web address]:8080 is accessible and shows the usual start page of the GridVis® Service.
    [Web address] corresponds to the web address of your GridVis® Service.

Note

Once encryption has been activated, the GridVis® Service can only be accessed in the web browser via the web address specified in the certificate. The use of wildcards is permitted.


If the certificate is password protected, the password must be saved in the GridVis® Service before the web browser can establish an HTTPS connection. To do so, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the web interface of the GridVis® Service as usual via an HTTP connection.
  2. Go to the server configuration. This can be found under Settings > System.
  3. Enter the certificate password under SSL password and repeat the password. If both entries match, the Save button turns green.
  4. Confirm the password with the Save button. The GridVis® Service restarts.
  5. If the password matches the password of the certificate, the GridVis® Service can only be accessed in the web browser via an HTTPS connection. If the passwords do not match, the GridVis® Service can only be accessed via an HTTP connection.

Disabling encryption

  1. Remove the certificate file from the configuration directory of the GridVis® Service.
  2. If necessary, remove the SSL password in the server configuration using the red Reset button.
  3. Restart GridVis® Service.
  4. The GridVis® Service is now accessible in the web browser only via an HTTP connection.




Setting up a connection to a proxy server

To establish a connection between the GridVis® and a proxy server, the proxy settings must be saved in both the GridVis® desktop and the GridVis® Service. If necessary, contact your IT department.


Saving proxy settings in the GridVis® desktop

  1. Open the settings of the GridVis® desktop under Tools > Options.
  2. Switch to the General tab.
  3. Select the manual proxy settings and open the advanced proxy options with the More button.
  4. Enter and confirm the proxy settings.
  5. The GridVis® desktop can now establish the connection to the proxy server.

Removing the proxy settings in the GridVis® desktop

  1. Open the settings of the GridVis® desktop under Tools > Options.
  2. Switch to the General tab.
  3. Remove all entries in the manual proxy settings.
  4. Select No Proxy or Use System Proxy Settings. This selection depends on your IT system. If necessary, contact your IT department. Confirm the selection.
  5. The GridVis® desktop now no longer uses its own proxy settings.



Saving proxy settings in the GridVis® Service

Saving proxy settings in the GridVis® Service requires that these settings must first be saved in the GridVis® desktop.

  1. Open the configuration directory of the GridVis® desktop. By default, this directory is %appdata%\gridvis.
  2. Navigate thorough the folder structure to config\Preferences\org\netbeans.
  3. Copy the two files auth.properties and core.properties. These contain the proxy settings.
  4. Open the configuration directory of the GridVis® Service. By default, this directory is C:\GridVisData.
  5. Navigate thorough the folder structure to config\Preferences\org\netbeans. It may be necessary to create the folders org and netbeans manually.
  6. Paste the files auth.properties and core.properties.
  7. Restart the GridVis® Service.
  8. The GridVis® Service can now establish the connection to the proxy server.

Removing proxy settings in the GridVis® Service

  1. Open the configuration directory of the GridVis® Service and navigate to the configuration files with the proxy settings. By default, these files are located under C:\GridVisData\config\Preferences\org\netbeans.
  2. Remove the files auth.properties and core.properties.
  3. Restart GridVis® Service.
  4. The GridVis® Service now no longer uses its own proxy settings.


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