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Configure Nexus Timestamp Server

This article and its sub-articles describe how to configure Nexus Timestamp Server.

There may be multiple timestamp services defined in a Nexus Timestamp Server installation. Each timestamp service is contained in its own sub directory. This makes it possible for a single Nexus Timestamp Server instance to serve multiple timestamp services with different requirements on the Nexus Timestamp Server configuration. Each timestamp service has a service identifier which is the same as the name of the directory that the system uses to map this timestamp service. The service identifier is also used as a part of the URL for the HTTP frontend. Policies, filter chains and filters are all defined in the scope of a timestamp service. Read more here: Policies used in Nexus Timestamp Server.

The Nexus Timestamp Server distribution contains two sample timestamp services, located in the <conf>/services/sample and <conf>/services/sample2 directories.

The properties and behaviour of Nexus Timestamp Server are managed through configuration files. All configuration files are located in <conf> (or a sub directory). 

Configuration files for the system

These configuration files are central regarding system configuration and contains global settings:

  • – Includes server settings, for example, network communication and system database settings. Located in <conf>.
  • – Defines the log settings. Located in <conf>.

For more information see System configuration in Nexus Timestamp Server.

Configuration files for the timestamp services

These configuration files include timestamp service configuration:

  •  Includes global timestamp service settings, such as filters that shall be used by all timestamp services and not configured separately per timestamp service. Located in <conf>/services.
  •  Includes definition of filters that are uniquely configured for each timestamp service. Also includes configuration of all polices and chains for the timestamp service. Located in <conf>/services/<service identifier>.

For more information see Service configuration in Nexus Timestamp Server.

Configuration files for the web applications

Nexus Timestamp Server test client

See Use Nexus Timestamp Server test client.

Hardware Security Module

See Initialize Hardware Security Module in Timestamp Server.

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