Simple Security Setup
To simplify the security configuration for projects with lower security requirements, a quick but less secure setup option is provided. This setup uses self-signed security certificates. Self-signed certificates are not issued by a certificate authority that is considered trust-worthy. To decide if this is acceptable for you, consider at least the following impacts of self-signed certificates:
- Self-signed certificates must be set up on the client machine to establish the trust relationship on the side that needs to accept the certificates.
- It is the responsibility of the administrator to make sure that the self-signed certificate is not modified or replaced by someone before it is installed on the client machine.
- It is the responsibility of the administrator to make sure that no one outside the trust relationship gets access to the self-signed certificate.
Security setup of the ABB FIMProfinetConnect service
The ABB FIM Profinet Connect setup installs a windows service named "ABB FIMProfinetConnect". You can find the service in the MMC snap in for services ("services.msc"). The following figure shows the properties of the service. Set the startup type of the service to "Automatic (Delayed Start)" or depending on your needs. The service does not require startup parameters.