Edge Encryption proxy server setup and installation

Install one or more Edge Encryption proxy applications on your network.

Installing a Edge Encryption proxy includes these steps.
  • Install the Edge Encryption proxy application on a server in your network.
  • Generate the RSA key pair for digitally signing encryption configurations and encryption rules.
  • Install the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE), if you plan to use AES 256 encryption.
  • If you are using a secure SSL connection, obtain a server certificate and import it to the Java KeyStore key store.
  • If order preserving encryption types or encryption patterns are to be used, set up a MySQL database instance on a machine in your network.
  • Set up the edgeencryption.properties configuration file.
  • Set up each user's browser to point to an Edge Encryption proxy.

Accessing the proxy server

Once installation is complete, point each user's browser to an Edge Encryption proxy using the URL format: <host>:<port>. Values are determined by the host and port properties in the edgeencryption.properties file. See Edge Encryption proxy server properties.

As an example with the following values:
Property Example value
edgeencryption.proxy.host hostname.mycompany.com
edgeencryption.proxy.http.port 8081
A client will access the proxy server using the following address: http://hostname.mycompany.com:8081/.
Note: DNS settings and routing rules may be used. Host and port values are determined by your network administrator.