How to configure remote location with SSL Encryption

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    Donna Zehl

    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


    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.


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


    • 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



    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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