Configure the Desktop Client for secure communications - HxGN SDx - Update 62 - Installation & Upgrade

Installation and Setup for HxGN SDx Application Server

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You must enable the Desktop Client to use SSL to communicate with the server.

  1. In the Logon Information dialog box, click Edit Server.

  2. In the Web Host box, enter the fully qualified domain name of the secure server (for example,

  3. Select Secure channel (SSL).

  4. Click OK.

Manually edit the Desktop Client server connections file

As an alternative to the previous procedure, you can modify the Desktop Client's server connections file manually to enable secure communication.

  1. Edit the ServerConnections.xml file located in its directory. For example, C:\ProgramData\SDx\ServerConnections.xml.

  2. Find the servers section. You should see one or more lines like the following:

    <name="SDxServer" spfserver="ServerName" spfwebdir="SDxServer" secure="false" trusted="true" />.

  3. Change the secure parameter value to "true" to indicate that SSL/HTTPS communication is enabled.

    The trusted parameter indicates if Windows authentication is enabled. For more information, see Set up Integrated Windows Authentication for user logon.

  4. Modify the SDxserver value to the fully qualified domain name. For example, SDxserver="".

  5. Save and close the configuration file.

    Your changes are reflected in the Logon Information dialog box when you log on to the Desktop Client. The Secure Channel (SSL) option is checked.