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This article provides a list of supported platforms, formats, and third party products, for use with Nexus Certificate Manager. All listed hardware and software can be used in supported configurations of the product.

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Listed third party hardware and software has been verified with the current or a previous version of Nexus Certificate Manager.

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Requirements

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titleOperating systems
  • Key Generation System, KGS
    • Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
    • Windows 7, 8.1, 10
  • CM Clients
    • Windows 7, 8.1, 10
    • Windows Server 2016, 2019
    • CentOS 7, 8
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, 8
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15.1

    • OpenSUSE Leap 15

  • CM Server
    • Windows Server 2016, 2019
    • CentOS 7, 8
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, 8
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15.1

    • OpenSUSE Leap 15


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titleDatabase versions
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express and Enterprise editions:
    • 2012, 2017, 2019
  • Oracle Express and Enterprise editions:
    • 18.3, 19, 19.3.0
  • PostgreSQL:
    • 11, 11.5, 12, 12.1
  • MySQL
    • 8.0
  • SQLite
    • 3.31
  • MariaDB
    • 10.4


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titleJava Virtual Machine

CM Server

  • Oracle Java SE JRE 11, OpenJDK 11. (64 bit).
    • On Windows platforms with Oracle Java installed, the newest Java is used by default, even if multiple Java versions are installed.
    • On Windows platforms with OpenJDK Java installed, the Java to be used has to be manually specified, see Install CM server components on Windows, heading "Java version".

CM Clients

  • Oracle Java SE JRE 11, OpenJDK 11. (32/64 bit)
    • For Linux, 64-bit Java is required in order to use Personal.
    • For Windows with OpenJDK Java installed, the Java to be used has to be manually specified, see Launch CM clients, heading "Specify JRE".

CM SDK 

  • Oracle Java SE JRE 11, OpenJDK 11, JRE 8. (32/64 bit.)


Note

For use of Brainpool elliptic curves (EC), AdoptOpenJDK is recommended. 



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titleWeb application server
CM Web Services and Protocol Gateway servlets run on Apache Tomcat version 9.0.


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titleNexus Personal Desktop

Nexus Personal Desktop is middleware for use on CM clients, for officer smart card authentication and personalization of smart cards:

  • CM clients and CM SDK on Windows: Nexus Personal Desktop 5.2.3.
  • CM clients and CM SDK on RedHat and SUSE: Nexus Personal Desktop 5.2.3.

Interoperability

Formats and standards

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titleCertificate formats

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Supported certificate formats in Certificate Manager
Supported certificate formats in Certificate Manager
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titleCertificate Revocation List (CRL) formats

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Supported certificate revocation list (CRL) formats in Certificate Manager
Supported certificate revocation list (CRL) formats in Certificate Manager
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titleCertificate Issuance List

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Certificate Issuance List in Certificate Manager
Certificate Issuance List in Certificate Manager
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titleCertificate Transparency
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Certificate Transparency in Certificate Manager
Certificate Transparency in Certificate Manager
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titleAlgorithms and key types

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Algorithms and key types in Certificate Manager
Algorithms and key types in Certificate Manager
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titleCertificate enrollment protocols

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Supported certificate enrollment protocols in CM
Supported certificate enrollment protocols in CM
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titleMonitoring

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Monitoring in Certificate Manager
Monitoring in Certificate Manager
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titleSoftware token formats

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Supported software token formats in Certificate Manager
Supported software token formats in Certificate Manager
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Smart cards

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titleSmart cards

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Supported smartcards in Certificate Manager
Supported smartcards in Certificate Manager
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Third-party software

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titleX.500 directories

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Supported X.500 directories in Certificate Manager
Supported X.500 directories in Certificate Manager
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titleMobile Device Management solutions

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Supported mobile device management (MDM) solutions in Certificate Manager
Supported mobile device management (MDM) solutions in Certificate Manager
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Third-party hardware

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titleFirewalls and routers

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Supported firewalls and routers in Certificate Manager
Supported firewalls and routers in Certificate Manager
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titleHardware Security Modules

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Supported hardware security modules (HSM) in Certificate Manager
Supported hardware security modules (HSM) in Certificate Manager
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titleCard stackers

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Supported card stackers in Certificate Manager
Supported card stackers in Certificate Manager
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titleCard printers

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Supported card printers in Certificate Manager
Supported card printers in Certificate Manager
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titlePIN letter printers

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Supported PIN letter printers in Certificate Manager
Supported PIN letter printers in Certificate Manager
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titleSmart card readers

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Supported smartcard readers in Certificate Manager
Supported smartcard readers in Certificate Manager
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titleLTE Devices

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Supported LTE devices in CM
Supported LTE devices in CM
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High availability

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titleHigh Availability solutions

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High availability setup of Certificate Manager
High availability setup of Certificate Manager
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This article is valid for Nexus Certificate Manager 8.2

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