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Global service settings for Nexus Timestamp Server

This article describes the global service settings for the timestamp services configured in Nexus Timestamp Server. The global service settings are used by all timestamp services and not configured separately per timestamp service.

These settings are used by more than one filter and are defined in

Step-by-step instructions

Global service settings
  1. Open the configuration file.
  2. Set the applicable parameters, described in this table:
ParameterDescriptionPossible valuesDefault value

The path to the keystore used for signing the timestamp response. Must be a PKCS#12, JKS or PKCS#11 library (.dll, .so) file.

Path- password to unlock the keystore.String-
signer.passwordThe password needed to unlock the signing certificate/key.String-

Suppress the use of a PIN-pad reader. If set to true, then force login with password even if the device reports that it has a PIN-pad reader

signer.aliasThe friendly name of the certificate/key in the keystore in PKCS#12 and JKS. Only required if the file contains more than one private key. In PKCS#11, this must be the CKA_LABEL of the certificate and private key.String- label name of the PKCS#11 token which contains the key and certificate to be used. This parameter is OPTIONAL.String- store

The path to the trust store. Used for validating the timestamp request if client authentication is enabled.Path



Example: PKCS#12

signer.alias=TSA Demo Signing Certificate

Example: PKCS#11 (HSM)


The signing certificate used by the timestamp service must be a valid timestamping certificate. This means that a timestamping certificate must have Extended Key Usage set to Timestamping.

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