Initial installation of the ENTERPRISE Variant : Installation Prerequisites for IZYTRONIQ BACKEND : SSL Certificate
SSL Certificate
A valid certificate must be available on the server in order to be able to use the WebService and the SyncService.
This certificate provides for secure communication via https in order to ensure GDPR-compliant data exchange.
It’s advisable to obtain the certificate from an authorized source with a suitable duration of validity. A self-signed certificate can be used as an alternative. However, these are typically limited to one year and must be installed separately to the clients in the “Trusted Root Certification Authorities” memory location.
A description of where the certificate has to be incorporated into the IIS (Internet Information Services) is included below.
Click Server Certificates to this end.
Afterwards, the desired certificate has to be loaded to IIS via the import function.
Select “Personal” under certificate store.
The certificate’s fingerprint is entered to the respective configuration files (IZYTRONIQ.SyncSvc.exe and Web) in uppercase letters without blanks and without hidden special characters. It may be advisable to copy the certificate’s fingerprint into the editor and copy it, in order to avoid errors.
This is only possible after successful installation of the backend’s .msi files, which is described in more detail below beginning with “Installing the Database”.
Subsequently, the certificate also has to be entered to the bindings of the default website so that communication can take place in the case of standard installation.
A new binding must be added to the site bindings via the “Add” function. A new window appears.
It must be assured that “https” is selected under type and that “443” is selected as the port. The SSL certificate must then be selected which was previously imported into IIS.
The “IP address” and “Host name” fields remain unchanged.
Acknowledge your selections by clicking OK.