Certificate and key management for better security

New feature that makes it considerably easier to keep your Next® safe and secure. 

Next® is used for business critical processes in thousands of companies. Keeping those processes and their associated documents safe and secure is top of our mind. We have for years supported encryption of data i transit using TLS, and it is our unrivaled recommendation that you secure your Next® with this technology. 

In order to make such security measures even easier to deploy we have added management of certificates and private keys to our Next® Admin UI. Not only does a simple UI makes it easier to setup encryption, it also makes it safer. At the same time it allows us to accept a much wider variety of certificate and key formats, and thereby easing the burden on your side.


Certificates you trust

One place for all your trusted certificates. Whether its for verifying the sender of a signed email or it is for communication with a third party systems over LDAPS or HTTPS.

A complete overview of all the certificates in use lets you easily monitor if one or more are about to expire. 


Private keys

Easy and centralized management of private keys is now possible directly in Next®. No need for tricky conversion between different types. Next® supports all the major file types for private keys: .p12, .pfx and .jks.


Upload your keys to Next® and point to them when you setup SSL


Setting up HTTPS/SSL

Setting up SSL is now easier than ever. Upload you private key, and point to it from the SSL administration and you are up and running.


When you setup Next® to use SSL, simply select the private keys you have already uploaded - here NEXTSSL.


For the techie ones

Both certificates and private keys are stored encrypted. 

Future enhancements

In the upcoming release of Next® our capabilities to store and manage certificates and private keys will be the basis of a new optional feature - automatic decryption of encrypted emails.

In a future release of Next® the private keys used for SSL with Next Integration Services and Next Transformation Engine will be managed here as well.

We are planning to deliver a set of predefined user roles in Next® - for example Next® Admins. One of several features that will utilize this new role, is a service to notify the relevant persons about any expiring certificates. 

Additional information

Please refer to the online product guide for additional information on this feature, once it is released.

Commercial terms and conditions 

This feature is available to everyone with an active service plan and works with all Next®products. 

Disclaimer

Despite our best efforts, we may be forced to change both content and expected delivery of future product updates without notice.


Details

Title:

Certificate and key management for better security

Type:

New feature

Status:

Released 

Expected release:

August 2020

Affected products:

Next® Bank Statements
Next® Contracts
Next® Emails
Next® Enterprise Archive
Next® ExCustody
Next® Invoices
Next® Mailroom
Next® Processes

Audience:

Architect
Admin

Classification:

Public

Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum

Updated:

30.08.2020

By:

Kim Hellum