Managing certificates

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In the ThinPrint Hub’s web console under the menu item Certificates, you will find the following options:

  • Certificates: Upload, unlock, remove certificates, etc.
  • Transport Layer Security (TLS): assign specific purposes for certificates


This menu is used for loading certificates from a workstation or a server onto the ThinPrint Hub or Personal Printing Release Station (the following screenshots). If a password has a key, then it is protected with a password; this must be entered while uploading.

Menu Function
Upload certificate • select the certificate to be uploaded
• file type .pfx, .p12 or .cer
Unlock certificate Unlock • enter password
• click Unlock to confirm
Unlock certificate Remove • cancel uploading the certificate
In use • certificate is in use
• see below Transport Layer Security (TLS)
• remove the certificate
• click Save to confirm
Save saves the entries
Cancel cancels the operation

Note! A reboot is required after loading the certificates onto the ThinPrint Hub. For your certificates to function error-free, also check the System Time.

uploading a certificate

unlocking a certificate, using its password

uploaded certificates

Transport Layer Security (TLS)

This menu is used to assign specific purposes (Illus. below) for certificates that have been loaded, as described above.

Menu Function
Web server certificate • Certificate for access to the web console, to avoid certificate errors in the browser (optional); this can be purchased from a trusted root certifica­tion authority or can be generated from a certificate server of your own (in the second case, the computer where the browser is running must have a certificate installed on it, with which the web server certificate can be checked, e.g. its root certificate).
• certificate name must match ThinPrint Hub’s hostname, FQDN or IPv4 address
• Afterwards, perform a system reboot.
Certificate for printing • a certificate that the ThinPrint Client sends to the ThinPrint Engine with encrypted printing; it must be appropriate for server authentication and must contain a key
• certificate name is arbitrary
• Afterwards, perform a system reboot.
Save saves the selection
Cancel cancels the operation

For information about the server-side configuration of the encryption of print jobs to be sent with ThinPrint, see: ThinPrint Engine on Print Servers ‒ Encryption of Print Data


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