Is there a way to specify that only HTTPS protocol will be used for communicating with an Xenta Server.

Issue

Is there a way to specify that only HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) protocol will be used for communicating with an Xenta Server?

Product Line

TAC Vista

Environment

Xbuilder 5.1.7

Xenta Server firmware 5.1.7

Cause

Certain customers wish to block HTTP traffic on their network. Communication with the Xenta Server uses the HTTP and HTTPS communication protocols. HTTPS is an encrypted protocol for increased security. The security setting in XBuilder for the communication with the Xenta Server decides the level of the security to be used.

Resolution

The following options are available in Xbuilder 5.1.7:

Low – the communication always uses HTTP during the entire session between the web browser and the Xenta Server. 

Medium – Communication uses HTTPS during log in and user administration. This is the alternative recommended by Schneider Electric.

High – The communication uses HTTPS during the entire session. This alternative encrypts all information. It may slow down the information flow between the Xenta Server and the web browser.