Expiring TM1 SSL certificates

Sep 07. 20161 min read

The default 1024-bit TM1 SSL certificates shipped and installed with the TM1 software is expiring on the 24th November 2016 – which means, if no actions are taken prior to this time, TM1 will stop working.

Now, before we all collectively jump into a state of panic, be assured that there are solutions to the problem and that Cubewise is here to help you on every step of the way to remedy the situation.

But let’s be honest, many of you will not even be aware that SSL certificates are something that is synonymous with TM1. So what are these TM1 SSL certificates anyway? And what are they used for? Click here to better understand what an SSL certificate is.

How does this relate to TM1?
In short, SSL certificates are used as the default TM1 data transmission security, encrypting and decrypting the communication between the Admin Server and the TM1 Server. This effectively prevents a third party from intercepting the data.

During installation, these certificates are placed in the TM1_install_dir\bin\SSL directory. These certificates however have an expiry date of 24th November 2016.

As previously stated, there is no reason to panic, but this is the time to take action. In the next blog post, I will be elaborating on the currently available solutions, and why some solutions will work better than others.

Stay tuned!