How to configure remote location with SSL Encryption

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    Donna Zehl
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    How to configure remote location with SSL Encryption

     

    How To:  Configure a Linux and Windows remote location in HVR so that username and password passed over the network is encrypted

    Scenario:

    In certain situations it becomes important to secure remote location’s username and password passed over the network. Typically in financial departments organizations are required to protect this information.

    Overview:

    In this example we will see how to create a remote location in HVR to encrypt the username and passwords.

    Pre-requisites:

    • We are using the default key pairs provided by hvr
    • Location for oracle on Linux is already created
    • Location for SQL server on Windows is already created
    • Channel chn1 is already created

     

    Steps:

    Setup HVR on remote location to expect an encrypted connection.

    A)   If remote location is Linux, follow the below steps

    • In the remote Linux machine open the file /etc/xinet.d/hvr to add argument –Khvr to server_args command as shown below.

    server_args = -r –Khvr

    • Save this file

    • Start hvrremotelistener by running the below command in the command line

    $ hvrremotelistener -N -d -Khvr 4343

     

    B)   If remote Location is Windows, we need to create and run hvr remote listener service that requires SSL encryption for incoming connections

    • Open HVR GUI in the remote windows machine and right click on localhost to create HVR Remote listener on this machine

     

    • Click on HVR Remote listener and if the listener is already running stop and destroy it so that we can create new one with SSL encryption

    • After click on create we will be see a pop up window to Create Windows Service. Check box for Require SSL on incoming connections

    • The default name for Local Certificate Pair is hvr.

    • Then click on Create. this action will create the service

    • Click on the Start button to start the service.

    If you look in windows services you will see a service called HVR       Remote Listener on port 4343 created and running.

    • Next Step will be to add an action LocationProperties to the channel.
    • Right click on the channel chn1 and select New Action and then LocationProperties under that

    • Check box for SSLRemoteCertificate for Group * and in the empty place for SSLRemoteCertificate enter ‘hvr’

    • Click on ok to add this action to the channel

    C)   Perform HVR Initialize for this action to take effect.

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