Running Infocenter inside an application (for example, Infor Ming.le™or M3 H5) that runs in HTTPS also requires the Infocenter to run in HTTPS. To run Infocenter properly in HTTPS, you must obtain a digital certificate, which is an electronic document used to verify server identification and to encrypt communication between server and client. There are three ways to obtain a certificate:
Observe the following guidelines when you determine how to implement security certificates at your site.
When you order an SSL certificate, always specify the server name as a fully qualified domain name, for example, server.corp.com. All automated configuration and tooling in your application will assume that your certificate contains the fully qualified server name.
An SSL certificate is created for a specific URL and HTTP server. It can not be reused on any other server.
The table below illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of each mode of acquiring a certificate:
|Mode of acquisition||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Issued by a third-party vendor||Applicable to clients from any domain.||Additional expense; delivery time gap.|
|Issued by an in-house certificate authority.||Inexpensive; automatically applies to all clients in the internal network.||Configuration and maintenance of certification server is needed; applies only to domain clients.|
|Self-signed certificate||Inexpensive and easy to use, especially for test environments.||Not recommended because it is not as secure as certificates issued by a root certificate. The certificate must also be installed on every client machine in advance in order for Infor Smart Office to start.|