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How do I verify the expiry date of a web server certificate?

Summary Particularly when using a third party certificate (ie. Comodo) for the Manager web server, it is necessary to keep a close watch on the renewal time for the certifcate. The web server certificate ...

Last Updated 04-01-2015

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Job Command Security Enforcement

Question: How does Signiant enforce job command grants? Answer: The agent process receiving the job command on the Message broker interface will perform the following when validating the acces...

Last Updated 04-01-2015

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How do the Signiant agents ensure data integrity?

Problem What steps do the Signiant agents take to ensure data integrity? Solution The Signiant agents use encryption to ensure that the received network traffic is intended for the target ...

Last Updated 09-08-2015

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I see certificate errors and warnings when I connect to the Signiant GUI

Question I see certificate errors and warnings when I connect to the Signiant GUI. Is this normal? Can I trust the Signiant manager web application? Answer What are these messages? The message occur ...

Last Updated 03-31-2015

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How to trust certificates signed by other managers - Manual

Summary Agents are configured, by default, for secure communications with other Agents using SSL/TLS mutual authentication. This requires that each host/Agent owns a unique X.509 certificate binding its FQDN ...

Last Updated 12-24-2014

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Keytool error: java.security.cert.CertificateException

Problem: I receive the following message when trying to import a certificate using the Signiant Keytool: keytool error: java.security.cert.CertificateException Resolution: This error indicate...

Last Updated 04-01-2015

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Verifying the signature of a jar file

Summary It is handy to be able to verify the signature of a JAR file (especially webclient.jar which is part of the MediaExchange SDK). The signature contains an expiry linked to the certificate used to sig...

Last Updated 04-02-2015

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Considerations when using a third party web certificate

Background: For any number of reasons, it may be desirable to install on your manager a third party web server certificate from a provider trusted by modern web browsers. However, in addition to pro...

Last Updated 04-01-2015

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Generating and Importing Comodo certificates using the Signiant supplied script.

Question: How do I use the Signiant supplied script "sig_ssl_script" to generate and import a Comodo Certificate Signing Request (CSR)? Answer: Signiant works with the certificate authority Comodo t...

Last Updated 03-13-2018

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How To: Change the certificate key length

Question: How can we increase the key length to 2048 bits instead of the current 1024 that the systems use? Answer: Under the manager install directory (/usr/signiant/dds by default for Linux ma...

Last Updated 01-02-2015

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