Enabling SSL Peer Authentication

Caliber Author and all other Caliber components support Peer Authentication when the server is in Server Authentication mode. By default, Caliber installs a server trusted certificate in C:\ProgramData\trustpoints. The certificate location is configured through a registry key called TrustpointsRepository located: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Borland\CaliberRM\11.5\Client\TrustpointsRepository (64-bit) and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Borland\CaliberRM\11.5\Client\TrustpointsRepository (32-bit).
Note: Micro Focus recommends that you to use your own certificate for the server and the client.

To enable peer authentication:

  1. On the machine where the Caliber server is installed, select Start > Settings > Control Panel .
  2. Click on the Caliber Server icon. The Server Settings window appears.
  3. Click Global Properties tab.
  4. Check Server Only.
  5. Close the Caliber Server Settings.
  6. Restart the Data Server.
  7. Copy custom server certificate to each client machine. The default directory is C:\ProgramData\trustpoints if you want to change it, navigate to TrustpointsRepository registry key and configure it to point to the directory where the certificate resides.
After completing the configuration on all client machines, when users launch Caliber Author or any Caliber component, the component will look for a trusted server certificate.