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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 109480490, Entry date: 01/31/2018
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How do you encrypt the connection between SIMATIC Logon and a Comfort Panel or a WinCC Runtime Advanced?

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This entry will show you how to establish an encrypted connection between a SIMATIC Logon server and an HMI operator panel.

SIMATIC Logon enables centralized plant-wide user administration. The user data is stored and managed on a central logon server via the user administration of the Windows operating system.

The document below gives a detailed description of how to establish an encrypted connection.

  109480490_SIMATIC_Logon_en.pdf (740,0 KB)

Contents
1 Introduction
1.1 Requirements
2 Installation and Configuration of SIMATIC Logon
2.1 Software Installation
2.2 Configuration of SIMATIC Logon
2.2.1 Requirements
2.2.2 Configuration of the Encryption
2.2.3 Authentication and Handling of Certificates
3 Settings of the HMI Runtime
4 Generation of Certificates and Keys
4.1 Certificates and Private Keys
4.1.1 Creation of Certificates
5 Troubleshooting

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Additional Keywords
User administration, Private keys, Create certificates, OpenSSL, TLS V1.2, Transport Layer Security, KTP Mobile Panels, Logon Administrator, Encrypted transfer, *.pem

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